UN mission: India deploys platoon of women peacekeepers in Abyei, Sudan

India, among the largest troop-contributing countries to UN peacekeeping, is deploying a platoon of women peacekeepers in Abyei, the country's largest single unit of female Blue Helmets in a UN mission since 2007. The move heralded India's intent of increasing significantly the number of women in peacekeeping contingents.

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