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Facts about India and UN peacekeeping operations

Facts about india and UN Peacekeeping operations

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  • Most importantly as one of the founding members of the UN, India's contribution to the maintenance of international peace and security has been second to none .
  • Besides India has been the largest troop contributor to UN missions since its inception.The first deployment started in 1950's,when India sent troops to korea in 1953-54.
  • Recent peacekeeping operations have tended to be multidimentional,and include police monitors and election observers .
  • Therefore India has considerable experience in de-mining activities and has made significant contributionsto the de-mining work in various missions.
  • So far India has participated in 43 peacekeeping missions.
  • India's first all women contingent in peacekeeping mission was deployed in 2007 to the UN Operation in Liberia .
 
PAST UN MISSIONS
List of past un missions of India
  • korea(1950-54)-longest tenure by any unit under the UN flag. 
  • Middle East (1956–67)- India was part of the United nation emergency force (UNEF), where for the first time armed troop contingents were deployed. 
  • Congo(1960-1964)- Capt GS Salaria was awarded posthumously the Paramvir chakra for action in Katanga, Southern Congo.
  • Cambodia (1992-1993)
  • Mozambique (1992–94) 
  • Somalia (1993–94) 
  • Rwanda (1994–96) 
  • Angola (1989-1999) 
  • Sierra Leone (1999-2001) 
  • Sierra Leone (1999-2001) 
 
CURRENT UN MISSIONS
The Indian Armed forces are currently undertaking the following UN Missions.
  • Lebanon (Since Dec 1998)
  • Congo (Since January 2005)-The Current Army chief Bipin Rawat once commanded a MONUSCO bridge.
  • Sudan and South Sudan (Since April 2005)
  • Golan Heights (UNDOF) (Since February 2006) -Current crisis due to syrian conflict has impacted the mission .
  • The Ivory Coast (since April 2004)
  • Haiti (since Dec 1997)
  • Liberia(since April 2007)

If you are defence brat then there is a possibility that your father/Mother may have been to any of the UN peacekeeping missions.

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