Ministry of Defence

SOLDIERS DEPLOYED IN UN PEACEKEEPING MISSION

Posted On: 04 FEB 2022 6:09PM by PIB Delhi

Indian Army (IA) has been contributing personnel to other countries to help in peacekeeping under the UN peacekeeping missions since 1950. At present 5,404 Indian peacekeepers are deployed in eight UN Missions. Details are as under:

 

Sl. No.

Mission

Strength Deployed

(i)

MONUSCO (Democratic Republic of Congo)

1910

(ii)

UNMISS (South Sudan)

2410

(iii)

UNIFIL (Lebanon)

867

(iv)

UNDOF (Golan Heights)

199

(v)

UNISFA (Abyei)

07

(vi)

MINURSO (Western Sahara)

03

(vii)

UNTSO (Middle East)

02

(viii)

UNFICYP (Cyprus)

01

(ix)

UNDPO (New York)

05

Total

5404

 

159 Indian Army (IA) personnel have made supreme sacrifice in the line of duty while serving with UN Missions till date.

Presently, Indian Army (IA) personnel deployed in UN Missions are paid their salary by the Indian Government and Over Seas Allowances (OSA) by UN. There are no delays in the payment to the personnel of Indian Army (IA) deployed in UN Missions.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt in a written reply to Shri Ashok Mahadeorao Nete and Shri Ashok Kumar Rawat in Lok Sabha on February 04, 2022.

 

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