Indian Armed forces in United Nations operations
Every Indian today has a huge respect for the Indian armed forces. As it is progressing and developing gradually. Apart from the combat operations, our forces have been actively taking part in many humanitarian, disaster relief and United Nations operations also. And besides that, there are many ongoing UN operations of which our defence foces are an important part. Let's talk about these operations today.
United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)
It is a peacekeeping mission established on 19 March 1978 by United Nations Security Council. It aims to confirm Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon which Israel had invaded five days prior, restore international peace and security, and help the government of Lebanon also.
From India, 1 Infantry Battalion group and 23 staff officers are helping.
United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
This is to to monitor the peace process of the Second Congo War, though much of its focus subsequently turned to the Ituri conflict, the Kivu conflict and the Dongo conflict.
Augmented Infantry Brigade Group (four infantry battalions with level III Hospital), Army aviation contingent with utility helicopters along with a large number of military observers and SOs have been contributed.
United Nations Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS)
UNMIS tasks are to support the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement. This was between the government of the Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement.
Two Infantry Battalion groups, sector HQ, Engineer company, signal company, Level-II Hospital and a large number of military observers and staff officers (SOs.
United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF)
To watch a signed between Israeli and Syrian forces on the Golan Heights, finally establishing a ceasefire.
Logistics battalion with 190 personnel has been deployed to look after the logistics security of UNDOF.
United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI)
to facilitate the implementation by the Ivorian parties of the peace agreement (which aimed to end the Ivorian Civil War.
supported by Indian staff officers (SOs) and military observers since its inception.
United Nations Stabilization Mission In Haiti (UNSTAMIH)
The UN forces were sent to Haiti following the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
Apart from from CISF, CRPF and Assam Rifles, which have been successful, the mission has been supported by Indian Army staff officers since its inception.
United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)
This is to monitor a ceasefire agreement in Liberia.
India has been contributing both male and female Formed Police Units from CRPF and its Specialized unit RAF in Liberia.