Indian Contribution to UN Peacekeeping Operations

1.     Indian Army continues to play a lead role in United Nations Peacekeeping with presence in eight out of 14 (current) United Nations Missions worldwide and currently has over 5,400 military personnel deployed in challenging circumstances under the United Nations flag. Indian Army has large presence in United Nations Missions in Democratic Republic of Congo, Lebanon, South Sudan, Golan Heights, Syria, Western Sahara, Abyei and Cyprus. India is also deploying an infantry Battalion Group in UNISFA (Abyei).


2.      India has so far provided 15 Force Commanders, two Military Advisors, one Deputy Military Advisor to the Secretary General of United Nations, two Divisions Commanders and eight Deputy Force Commanders in various United Nations Missions.


3.     In defence of the mandate and in the interest of world peace, Indian army contingents have carried out a number of operations earning the respect from the United Nations, the international community and the local population. The professionalism and gallant action by Indian peacekeepers have been recognized by the United Nations.