India is one of the founding members of the United Nation and Indian contribution to UN Peacekeeping Missions started with participation in United Nation Multinational Force in Korea, in 1950. Since then, India has participated in 51 out of the 71 peacekeeping missions established by the United Nation and has contributed over 2,64,000 personnel and is one of the largest contributors of peacekeepers in the world.  India has always participated in United Nation peacekeeping operations without any rhetoric or symbolism, but in clear pursuit of the commitment to the objectives set out in the United Nation Charter. This commitment is in real terms, even to the extent of accepting casualties to personnel and 159 Indian Army Soldiers have made the supreme sacrifice in defence of the mandate of United Nation. The rich legacy and saga of India’s participation in major United Nation Peacekeeping Missions is covered in subsequent paragraphs.