Killing of former Indian Army officer in Israeli strike in Rafah leaves India fuming

09:55 PM | 14 May, 2024
Former Indian Army officer Col. Waibhav Anil Kale
Source: File photo

Former Indian Army officer Colonel Waibhav Anil Kale, serving with the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS), lost his life in an Israeli strike in Rafah, Gaza Strip. 

Kale's killing has left India fuming. Travelling to the European Hospital, their vehicle was struck, resulting in Colonel Kale's death and injuring another staff member.

This marks the first international casualty for the UN since the onset of the Israeli invasion of Gaza on October 7, 2023. 

Colonel Kale had recently joined the UNDSS as a security coordination officer. His remains are expected to arrive in India on Tuesday. The incident is under investigation, with no definitive information on the assailants yet.

Colonel Kale, formerly of the Indian Army's 11 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles regiment, retired two years prior to working with multinational companies before joining the UN. He leaves behind a wife and two teenage children in Pune.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the attack, emphasizing the need to protect humanitarian workers and calling for an immediate ceasefire and the release of hostages. 

Deputy spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Farhan Haq, reiterated the condemnation of attacks on UN personnel and urged a full investigation, emphasizing the urgency of a humanitarian ceasefire and the release of hostages amidst the ongoing conflict in Gaza.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Col Waibhav Kale, working for the UNDSS in Gaza. Our deepest condolences are with the family during this difficult time,” the Permanent Mission of India to the UN said on X.

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Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 28, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.25 for selling.

Euro stands at 298 for buying and 301 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal increased to 73.45.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.25
Euro EUR 298 301
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.03 748.03
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.42 38.82
Danish Krone DKK 40.44 40.84
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.62 35.97
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 904.07 913.07
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.05 59.65
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.03 172.03
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.64 731.64
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 304.75 307.25
Thai Bhat THB 7.6 7.75


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