New Delhi, Jul 27 : The UN has appreciated India’s contribution to global peace keeping efforts in meetings with top Indian Army brass here. A four-member UN delegation led by Herve Ladsous, Under Secretary General of United Nations at the Department of Peace Keeping Operations, called on the Chief of Army Staff General Bikram Singh and R K Mathur, Defence Secretary and Vice Chief Of Army Staff (VCOAS) on 25 July, an army statement said.

“The delegation appreciated India’s contribution to global peacekeeping efforts. Ladsous commended the professionalism, commitment and dedication of Indian Peacekeepers. “The discussions covered a wide range of issues related to current UN peace keeping efforts including emerging trends and associated challenges. Discussions were also held on enhancing the effectiveness of UN lead peace efforts in future,” it said.

India has contributed more than 7,000 troops for peacekeeping operations and they are deployed at missions in Africa, East Asia and West Asia.