7th UN Peacekeeping Operation Course commences

7th UN Peacekeeping Operation Course commences

NAYPYI TAW September 23

Aimed at enabling officers and other ranks from Myanmar Tatmadaw to know duty and functions of UN peacekeeping operation,the UN Peacekeeping Operation Course jointly conducted by the Myanmar Tatmadaw and the Indian Armed Forces was opened at Park Royal Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw this morning.

Present on the occasion were Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief(Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win, senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief, the commander of Nay Pyi Taw Command, Ambassador of India to Myanmar H.E. Mr.SaurabhKumar and Indian Defence Attaché Col. Ketan Arun Mohite,officer instructors from the Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping (CUNPK) of the Indian Armed Forces, and officer trainees from the Myanmar Tatmadaw.

First,Vice-Senior General Soe Win and Ambassador of India to  Myanmar H.E.Mr.Saurabh Kumar delivered opening speeches.

An officer instructor from Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping(CUNPK) of India gave a power point presentation on participation of India inUNPeacekeeping Operation.

The Vice-Senior General and party posed for group photo together with those present, officer instructors of CUNPK and trainees and viewed round the documentary photos.

The current course is the seventh time of its kind.A total of 96 officers and 84 other ranks attended the courses from 2016 to 2019. The current course will be attended by 30 officers. They will be under training of studying the subjects on history of UN peacekeeping operations, organizational setup,rules and undertakings, ethics of UN peacekeeping troops, protection for civilians, child protection,military-civilian cooperation,patrolling, convoy under escort, construction ofcompany base, and Blue Helmet exercise practically and theoretically. The course will be conducted till 4 October.

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