Kazakh Senate to consider Memorandum on United Nations contingent of Kazakh peacekeepers in Leabonon with India
This matter was considered at the expanded session of the Committee on International relations, Defense and Security.
The draft law 'On ratification of the Memorandum of Mutual Understanding between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Republic of India on the order of joint deployment of the Kazakh peacekeeping contingent as a part of the Indian battalion in the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon' will be submitted for consideration in the Senate of Parliament of Kazakhstan, BNews.kz correspondent reports.
The Memorandum was signed on 21 August 2018, in Astana. It provides for joint deployment of the Armed Forces of the two states in the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, as well as to determine a policy, procedures and agreements between the sides to plan and exert deployment, command and control, and to ensure the presence of the Kazakh peacekeeping contingent in the Indian battalion in the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.
"Following the Memorandum, India as a lead nation ensures command, control and the battalion's headquarters, three rifle companies, a mechanised infantry company, a headquarters and company, a support company, total 730 militants. Kazakhstan as a supporting state provides a rifle company of 120 militants. The total number of the joint battalion is 850 people," reads an official website of the Senate of Parliament of Kazakhstan.
Training of the main group of troops of the Kazakh peacekeeping contingent will be conducted in the UN Peacekeeping Training Centre in New Dheli.
In addition, the Memorandum regulates the issues relating to command and control, training, rotation, protection of telecommunications and information systems, medical, financial security and so on.