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India offers to vaccinate all 95,000 U.N. peacekeepers

NEW YORK, Feb 17 (Reuters) - India on Wednesday offered aCOVID-19 vaccine to all United Nations peacekeepers - nearly95,000 troops in 12 missions around the world.

"Keeping in mind the U.N. Peacekeepers who operate in suchdifficult circumstances, we would like to announce today a giftof 200,000 doses for them," India's External Affairs MinisterSubrahmanyam Jaishankar told a U.N. Security Council meeting onthe coronavirus pandemic and conflict zones.

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols)