India stands solidly committed to assist the UN in the maintenance of international peace and security. They have a proud history of UN peacekeeping dating back to its inception in the 1950s. They have contributed nearly 160,000 troops, and participated in 43 missions. India has also provided and continues to provide eminent Force Commanders for UN Missions. India has been the largest troop contributor to UN Peace keeping missions since their inception in the 1950s.