The 5th BSF Contingent for United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in Haiti is flagged off by Shri K K Sharma, Addl Director General (Ops), Border Security Force from Headquarters, CGO Complex, New Delhi.
The BSF Peace Keeping Mission proceeding to Haiti has a total strength of 140 personnel headed by Shri S Shiva Murthy, Commandant is proceeding to Haiti to join the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) and will replace the 4th BSF Contingent already deployed in Haiti will back after completion of one year successful UN Mission.
Haiti is a small country with area of 27,750 Sq Km in the continent of North America. It has a population of approximately one crore and has been badly affected by natural calamities beside poor governance. Port-au-Prince is the capital city of and HQrs of many political institutions as well as Headquarters of UN Mission.
The role of contingent in Haiti will be to maintain Civil order, Crowd control, protection functions, filling capacity gap, VIP security of UN Staff, capacity enhancement and armed support to HNP (Haiti National Police). The members of the contingent have been imparted training to accomplish the role and task as per UN Mandate.
The Border Security Force has been regularly deployed in various United Nations Peacekeeping Missions in addition to its primary role of Border guarding. Some of such missions are UN Mission in Namibia-1989, Cambodia-1992, Mozambique-1994, Angola-1995, Bosnia & Herzegovina -1996, 1997, 1998, 1999.
India is one of the largest contributors of troops as UN Peacekeepers in various Countries out of which BSF is the second largest force after Indian Army, sending troops on U N Mission. BSF has presently 02 Peacekeeping Missions at Congo and Haiti as an Indian Formed Police Unit-2 & 3 respectively.
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