UN honors 3 fallen Indian peacekeepers

Written by: Our Bureau

(Our Bureau, June 2) Three Indian peacekeepers were posthumously honored by the United Nations for their valour in peacekeeping missions last year amid the dual threats of violence and a global pandemic. They are among 129 fallen personnel — uniformed and civil — bestowed with the prestigious Dag Hammarskjold Medal. Let’s remember their sacrifice:

  • Corporal Yuvraj Singh: An army man who had served with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).
  • Ivan Michael Picardo: A civilian peacekeeper who also worked in UNMISS.
  • Mulchand Yadav: A civilian peacekeeper with the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq.

“I salute the men and women who serve in UN peacekeeping missions in foreign lands to preserve international peace and security,” T S Tirumurti, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, said.

India is one of the largest contributors to UN peacekeeping missions: About 5,000 Indians are presently deployed across the world.

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