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Total of 115 Army personnel killed in UN peace-keeping operations

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New Delhi, May 17 (UNI) A total of 115 Indian Army personnel were killed in various UN peace-keeping operations till date, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

In a written reply, Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee said more than 80,000 Indian troops had so far participated in 43 UN peace-keeping operations.

Replying to another query, he said for the services provided by the Armed Forces contingents in peace-keeping missions, reimbursement is made by the UN to the government towards troops cost, contingent equipment an for self-sustaining items.

''The government pays overseas allowance to the personnel as per the prescribed rates. However, personnel sent as Military Observers in UN Missions are paid remuneration directly by the UN as per their prescribed rates,'' he said.

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