Ever since it was set up in 1948, with an aim to help countries which are torn by conflict to create the conditions for lasting peace, India has been one of the biggest supporters of the UN Peacekeeping mission.
The first time, India became a part of the UN Peacekeeping Mission was in Korea in 1950.
Since then, India has sent its personnel all over the world as part of the UN mission and has contributed more personnel than any other country as well as the first-ever all-female force that helped to bring peace to Liberia in the wake of that country’s brutal civil war.
Even the current Current Indian Army Chief, Bipin Rawat was once the commander of the MONUSCO brigade. Read more