Indian Peacekeeper To Be Honoured Posthumously By UN

Police Officer Jitender Kumar, an Indian peacekeeper is among the 119 military, police and civilian personnel who will be honoured with a prestigious UN medal 2019 for courage and sacrifice in the line of duty.

Police Officer Jitender Kumar made the supreme sacrifice while serving in the United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Central African country of Congo. He will be honoured posthumously with the Dag Hammarskjold Medal as the world organisation observes the International Day of UN Peacekeepers. 

Source- News On AIR

Static/Current Takeaways Important For SBI Mains 2019:

  • India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin.
  • India is the fourth largest contributor of uniformed personnel to the UN peacekeeping.

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