India’s Role in UN Peacekeeping in the Democratic Republic of Congo


  • Konsam Jenny


Aftermath the signing of the Lusaka Peace Accord in July 1997, the civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the neighbouring countries turned into a more serious dimension. Former allies of Laurent Kabila turned against him. President Laurent Kabila was assassinated in January 2001. His son Joseph Kabila succeeded and the succession brought hopes for positive changes. However, the war was drawn into full scale war: Africa’s Second World War. The United Nations started sending observers followed by peacekeepers. India sent police personnel, military experts and troops numbering 7072 by March 2015 out of a world total of 10654. Indian peacekeepers were mostly concentrated in the storm centres of intense fighting. The following article is an evaluation of Indian peacekeepers in the DRC.)