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Indian Ambassador to UN presents credentials to UN chief Antonio Guterres

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Ruchira Kamboj, India’s new permanent representative to the United Nations, handed her credentials to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, calling it a “privilege to be the first Indian woman to be given the honour.”

“Today, have presented my credentials to the Secretary General of the United Nations @antonioguterres as Permanent Representative/Ambassador to the @UN. A privilege to be the first Indian woman to be given the honour to hold this position To the girls out there, we all can make it!” She tweeted. After the recent deaths of peacekeepers in Congo, India has emphasized peacebuilding and sustaining peace at the United Nations Security Council.

“The Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) should exercise its convening role more effectively. It must involve itself more proactively in the activities of the Peacebuilding Fund to address the financial deficit,” Ambassador R Ravindra, Charge d’affaires, at UNSC had said.

Since its formation, India has recognised the importance of the PBC and has valued its consultative, bridging, and convening responsibilities.

Through its broad development collaboration with nations of the Global South, India has always played a positive and vital role in the framework of peacebuilding. India continues to support nations in post-conflict circumstances through bilateral and international fora by offering considerable grants and soft loans.

In July, two Border Security Force (BSF) members on a UN peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) died from injuries sustained during violent demonstrations.

The Border Security Force (BSF) Director General and all ranks on Wednesday expressed condolences on the demise of HC Shishupal Singh and HC Sanwala Ram Vishnoi, deployed with the UN Peacekeeping contingent (@MONUSCO) in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Both the deceased personnel were from Rajasthan and held the rank of head constable.

Two platoons of the BSF, comprising 70-74 personnel, had been deployed in the area and were inducted in May.

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