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Single largest all-women platoon of peacekeepers deployed in Abyei

Published on January 18, 2023
Current Context: The single largest platoon of Indian peacekeepers is all women, recently deployed, warmly welcomed by the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). The all-female unit will enlist to serve in Abyei, reiterating India's ongoing dedication to carrying out the UN mission in the area.
Single largest all-women platoon of peacekeepers deployed in Abyei
  • In order to provide security and safeguard civilians in the area who were under the immediate threat of violence, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 1990, creating the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA).
  • The engagement platoon, which consists of two officers and 25 other ranks, focuses on community outreach. Additionally, it will carry out a variety of security-related activities.
  • The goal of UNISFA is to increase the ability of the Abyei Police Service (APS) by offering assistance, including staff training, and collaborating with the APS on issues relating to law and order. To keep Abyei peaceful and stable, UN and multinational peacekeeping actions are still crucial.
  • On the border between South Sudan and Sudan, in the disputed region of Abyei, there is a "unique administrative status."Who should have authority over and control over the territory, and whether it belongs to Sudan or South Sudan, are at the heart of the conflict.

Question:

Q.1 Single largest all-women platoon of peacekeepers from India was deployed where.
a. Guatemala
b. Srilanka
c. Ukraine
d. Abyei
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