All-women company for Liberia peace mission

Published on Jan 21, 2006 09:28 PM IST

The CRPF is the only force in the world which has a special battalion of women personnel.

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For the first time ever, a company of 120 Indian women would be deputed to Liberia on a peace-keeping mission following a UN request to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

"We had met some of the commanders of the UN who requested us to send a company of the women's force," said CRPF Director General JK Sinha.

The issue came up during a meeting with UN officials and members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in 2005, he said, adding that the CRPF is the lone force in the world that has a special battalion of women personnel.

"The forces deployed in Liberia were facing difficulty while dealing with women and therefore we were requested to send a company," Sinha added.

The CRPF personnel would be posted in Liberia for a year and the status of their returning back to India would be decided only after completion of the tenure.

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