KATHMANDU, 21 July 2021, (TON): Nepal has become the second largest troops-contributing country in the United Nations Peacekeeping mission.
Nepal rose to the 2nd position having sent 5,571 troops including 294 female peacekeepers. Prior to this, it was in the fourth position with 5,681 Nepali peacekeepers engaged in various missions, during which 84 fatalities and hundreds of injuries were reported.
Bangladesh is the top contributor with 6,554 troops while Nepal is followed by India in third place with 5,525 troops. Meanwhile, Pakistan is the sixth largest troop contributor to the UN peacekeeping mission.
Nepal has been a consistent contributor to UN peacekeeping since 1958, three years after Nepal Joined the UN.