The Hush Post|12:37 pm|one-minute-read|
An Indian Army officer who is part of the India contingent in the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo has gone missing.
Lt Col Gaurav Solanki is missing since Saturday afternoon after he went kayaking in Lake Kivu. Lt Col Solanki had gone to Lake Kivu on September 8, 2019. After kayaking, all of the officers returned, however, the officer did not.
All efforts including deployment of speed boats and helicopter are being made to locate and rescue the officer. The search operations are still on. India is one of the largest contributors, in terms of troops to UN Peacekeeping forces. Indian troops soldiers posted with these missions have served with distinction.
At present, India is ranked, as the third-largest troop contributor to the UN. The Indian government has honoured its soldiers for gallantry, whilst serving the noble cause of world peace. India has sent battalion groups, engineers, medical teams, military observers and staff personnel to Cambodia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Lebanon, Ethiopia-Eritrea, Congo, Sudan, and Golan Heights.