Assam Rifles contingent leaves for Haiti

The Centre had sanctioned services of Assam Rifles for five years in Haiti with effect from 2010 on a rotational basis for a year, the release said.

hidden June 27, 2012 18:02:07 IST
Assam Rifles contingent leaves for Haiti

The third contingent of the country's oldest paramilitary force, Assam Rifles, today left New Delhi for Haiti to restore a secure and stable environment in the country.

The contingent comprising 10 officers and 150 men under Commandant RC Kothari will help promote a political process for strengthening Haiti’s government institutions and rule of law, a release said.

Assam Rifles contingent leaves for Haiti

The Assam Rifles contingent which left New Delhi for Haiti on Wednesday. Image courtesy PIB

The Centre had sanctioned services of Assam Rifles for five years in Haiti with effect from 2010 on a rotational basis for a year, the release said.

The first contingent was awarded with unit citation of UN Police Commissioner and Indian Ambassador to Cuba, Dominican Republic and Haiti.

The force will be serving the UN mandate. Besides India, 41 other countries have deployed their personnel for UN Operations in Haiti

Haiti suffered a severe earth quake in 2010 in which 2.2 lakh persons including 160 UN peace keepers had lost their lives. The reconstruction work is still going on for which UN is playing a major role.

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