India: A long and deep tradition of contributing to UN peacekeeping

Indian peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo secure a helicopter landing site in the far east of the country in 2015.
UN Photo/Michael Ali
Indian peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo secure a helicopter landing site in the far east of the country in 2015.
Indian peacekeepers take part in a United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF) exercise to practice evacuation and landing on a beach in Gaza in 1958.
UN Photo/KDS
Women from the Indian Armed Forces Medical Services are interviewed before being deployed to the United Nations Operation in the Congo in 1960.
UN Photo/PNS
Women police officers from India on patrol in Monrovia, Liberia in 2007 as part of the UN peacekeeping mission, UNMIL.
UN Photo/Christopher Herwig
United Nations Mission in Eritrea and Ethiopia  (UNMEE) Indian Battalion (INDBAT) engineering platoon reconstructs the access routes in the region of Barentu. May 2001.
UN Photo/Jorge Aramburu
Indian doctors at the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo perform cataract surgery on local people.
UN Photo/Marie Frechon
Indian peacekeepers providing much-needed veterinary support to local farmers and cattle breeders in South Sudan.
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Peacekeepers serving with the Indian military contingent of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) during a “stand to” drill in Pibor, Jonglei State.
UN Photo/Martine Perret
Indian peacekeepers with the UN mission in Lebanon (UNIFIL) practice yoga on International Yoga Day on June 21st, 2015.
UN Photo/Pasqual Gorriz
UNIFIL Indian peacekeepers on a foot patrol up to the UN position near Chebaa, south Lebanon.
UN Photo/Pasqual Gorriz
Indian peacekeepers at a medal ceremony in recognition of their service to the United Nations Mission in Haiti, 2012.
UN Photo/Logan Abassi