‘Need ded­i­cated counter-IED re­sources for peace­keep­ing’

DNA (Delhi) - - INDIA -

United Na­tions: With UN peace­keep­ing mis­sions suf­fer­ing ca­su­al­ties due to use of im­pro­vised ex­plo­sive de­vices, In­dia has said there is a need for ded­i­cated coun­terIED re­sources for mis­sions fac­ing such threats and for up­grad­ing the se­cu­rity in­fra­struc­ture of camps.

Mil­i­tary Ad­viser in In­dia’s Per­ma­nent Mis­sion to the UN Colonel San­deep Kapoor said that an anal­y­sis of the fa­tal ca­su­al­ties among peace­keep­ing per­son­nel in the last four years in­di­cate that at least a quar­ter of them were due to im­pro­vised ex­plo­sive de­vices (IED) at­tacks.

“While a num­ber of ini­tia­tives have been taken to in­cor­po­rate Im­pro­vised Ex­plo­sive De­vice Dis­posal (IEDD) mea­sures in the field, we feel that there is a re­quire­ment of ded­i­cated counter-IED re­sources for mis­sions fac­ing such threats. There should also be con­certed ef­forts to up­grade the se­cu­rity in­fra­struc­ture of camps as a num­ber of ca­su­al­ties have been re­lated to di­rect at­tacks on the se­cu­rity camps,” he said on Wed­nes­day.

He said peace­keep­ing is one of the key in­stru­ments avail­able to UN in dis­charg­ing its re­spon­si­bil­ity for the main­te­nance of in­ter­na­tional peace and se­cu­rity.

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