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75 Years Of UN Peacekeeping

75 Years Of UN Peacekeeping:

The Indian Army commemorated the 75th International Day of United Nations (UN) Peacekeepers on 29th May (which was designated by the UN General Assembly) at the National War Memorial in New Delhi.

  • Theme 2023: ‘Peace begins with me’.
  • This day holds significance as it marks the anniversary of the first UN peacekeeping (UNPK) mission in 1948.
  • India unveiled plans to conduct two initiatives later in 2023, specifically designed to train women personnel from South East Asia, as part of their collaboration with ASEAN in the defence sector.
  • Indian peacekeepers have served in various UN missions worldwide, with a current deployment of 6,097 personnel.
  • However, India has also experienced the highest number of fatalities due to malicious acts during these missions.
  • Out of the 71 peacekeeping operations conducted so far, three missions stand out with significant Indian troop casualties.