Monday, July 13, 2009

The Toughest Job You'll Ever Love

From the Hindustan Times:

Thirty-six soldiers Indian soldiers have banded together and taken the army to court for dropping them from a United Nations peacekeeping assignment in the Congo. 

UN peace missions are much sought after by armymen, both for their prestige as well as for the tax-free dollar salaries they provide. Soldiers earn almost four times their Indian salary.

Over 4,250 Indian soldiers form part of the Congo mission, making it the army’s largest deployment on foreign soil.

With over 8,600 troops deployed in peace missions, India is the third-largest contributor of troops to the UN after Bangladesh and Pakistan. Indian peacekeepers were dispatched to serve in the Congo mission in January 2005.

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