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Modi asks UN to probe killing of BSF personnel in Congo peacekeeping


PM urged Guterres to make sure expeditious investigations to carry the perpetrators of the assault to justice

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a telephonic dialog with United Nations Secretary-Basic Antonio Guterres throughout which the current assault on the UN Organisation Stabilization Mission within the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Monusco) was mentioned.

Two Borders Safety Drive personnel — head constables Shishupal Singh and Sanwala Ram Vishnoi — who had been a part of the UN mission in Congo, had been amongst 5 folks killed throughout a protest in Butembo close to the border with Uganda on Tuesday. A Moroccan peacekeeper was additionally killed.

The PM urged Guterres to make sure expeditious investigations to carry the perpetrators of the assault to justice, the ministry of exterior affairs mentioned in a press release. Modi additionally underscored India’s abiding dedication to UN peacekeeping, with greater than 2.5 lakh Indian peacekeepers having served underneath the UN flag up to now.

India is the biggest troop contributor. In all, 177 Indian peacekeepers have died whereas serving in UN peacekeeping missions. Modi additionally emphasised India’s unwavering help for peace and stability within the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the place almost 2,040 Indian troopers are deployed with the Monusco.

The MEA mentioned, “The UN Secretary-Basic provided his condolences to the households of the 2 martyred Border Safety Drive personnel, in addition to to the federal government and the folks of India. He reiterated his unequivocal condemnation of the assault towards MONUSCO and guaranteed all potential motion in conducting speedy investigations.”

“Deeply grieved on the lack of lives of two valiant Indian peacekeepers of the BSF within the Democratic Republic of Congo. They had been a part of MONUSCO. The perpetrators of those outrageous assaults have to be held accountable and dropped at justice. Deepest condolences to the bereaved households,” Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had posted on Twitter when the information about their demise got here.

India had on Thursday had known as for a gathering of the UN Safety Council and likewise ensured {that a} strong-worded assertion is issued by the 15-nation physique that requires accountability for the killing of the Blue Helmets.

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