South Asia and Beyond

“Potent Projection Of Military Diplomacy, Make In India Tech, Battle Hardened Professionals”

New Delhi: On ‘Talking Point‘, Lt General C.P. Mohanty(Retd), Former Vice Chief of the Army Staff and Ex-Brigade Commander, MONUSCO, the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic(DR) of Congo in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi.

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Lt Gen Mohanty explains the background and context of India’s UN peacekeepers in the DR of Congo, the decades-long conflict, complex ethnic and regional rivalries, why one of the most resource rich countries in the world is one of the poorest, the complications of the East African community agreeing to deploy a military force, the UN mandate, his experiences in operations as Brigade Commander, MONUSCO, violence in the DRC that killed two BSF personnel Sanwala Ram Vishnoi and Shishupal Singh in July, 177 Indian blue-beret soldiers who have laid down their lives in faraway lands, protecting the protectors, why Indian contingents are the most sought after and the larger picture of the projection of military diplomacy and showcasing of make-in-india military equipment and battle hardened professionals.