India Claims Thwarting Looting of Congo Base

The Indian army said Monday it thwarted attempts by Congolese civilian armed groups to loot its operating bases and Level III hospital.  

“Attempts to loot Indian Army operating bases and Level III hospital were thwarted by robust actions by Indian Peacekeepers strictly in accordance with the UN mandate and rules of engagement,” Indian Army officials said

The officials also said the Indian Peacekeepers were closely monitoring reports of ransacking in some UN office complexes. 

The Indian Army troops are part of a multilateral United Nations peacekeeping force working together to stabilize Congo.  

In May, the Indian army and troops from other nations under the UN flag clashed with an armed group that attacked the Congolese army and the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) positions in Congo. 

According to reports, India has supplied 15 force commanders, two military advisors, and one deputy military advisor to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, two division commanders, and eight deputy force commanders to various United Nations missions. 

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