India’s contributions to global peace, securityexceptional: Kamboj
   Date :30-May-2024

UN Ruchira Kamboj
INDIA’S Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ruchira Kamboj lauded the country’s exceptional contributions to global peace and security on the occasion of International Day of UN Peacekeepers adding that the country’s peacekeepers have time and again shown unwavering courage to protect vulnerable communities around the world. In a video message on Wednesday, Kamboj remembered those who laid their lives as part of UN peacekeeping forces and noted they have made “ultimate sacrifice under the blue flag,” in the pursuit of peace. “Today, on the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, we come together to honour India’s exceptional contributions to global peace and security. Our brave peacekeepers have shown unwavering courage, steadfast dedication, and an unyielding commitment to protecting vulnerable communities around the world,” the top diplomat said in a video posted on X.
She also expressed happiness at the honour for Indian peacekeeper Major Radhika Sen who was bestowed with the UN Gender Military Advocate Award for her exemplary service in Congo and leadership during her deployment there. “Countless Indian peacekeepers have made the ultimate sacrifice under the blue flag, laying down their lives in the pursuit of peace. Their deep commitment to bringing solace to those devastated by conflict stands as a pillar of hope and humanity. This year, we are particularly honoured to receive the UN Gender Military Advocate Award...a powerful testament to India’s steadfast dedication to gender equality and the invaluable role of women in peacekeeping,” she said in the video.