Indian Army marks 75th UN Peacekeepers’ Day

The Army today commemorated the 75th International Day of UN Peacekeepers by paying homage to the fallen soldiers at the National War Memorial.

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The Army today commemorated the 75th International Day of UN Peacekeepers by paying homage to the fallen soldiers at the National War Memorial.

On this day in 1948, the first UN peacekeeping mission, UN Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO), began operations in Palestine.

India has a rich legacy of contributing to UN Peacekeeping operations and is one of the largest contributors of troops. It has sent over 2,75,000 troops to peacekeeping missions so far, with around 5,900 currently deployed in 12 UN missions.

As many as 159 Indian Army soldiers have died on peace missions across the globe.