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May 29, 2024 12:44 PM

“Salute valour of brave men and women”: EAM Jaishankar extends wishes on UN Peacekeepers Day

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Wednesday commemorated the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, commending “the brave men and women” serving in conflict zones worldwide. "On the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, I salute the valor of the brave men and women who dedicate themselves to maintaining peace and security in regions affected by conflict," Jaishankar said in a post on Twitter. "We honor especially the memory of those who have made the supreme sacrifice in...

May 29, 2024 11:41 AM

Indian peacekeeper Major Radhika Sen receives UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year honor

Major Radhika Sen, an Indian peacekeeper deployed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has been named the United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the Year for 2023. The prestigious award recognizes her outstanding service and efforts to empower local communities, especially women and girls, during her tour of duty from March 2023 to April 2024. Serving with the UN peacekeeping mission MONUSCO as the Commander of the Engagement Platoon for the Indian Rapid Deployment Battalion in ea...

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