India’s Lieutenant General (retired) Abhijit Guha appointed member of UN panel on peacekeeping
Lieutenant General (retd) Abhijit Guha of Indian Army has been appointed as a member on a five-member UN expert panel on peacekeeping that will advice the international body on how to use new technologies and innovations in that field.
Guha has recently completed a term as director of the office for peacekeeping strategic partnerships in the department of peacekeeping operations and also served as the former deputy military adviser in the department from 2010 until 2012.
The panel would visit field missions and consult extensively with UN member nations, partner organizations with similar field operations, non-governmental and governmental research bodies and think tanks as well as industry leaders in areas of interest to United Nations peacekeeping.
The panel would suggest how UN peacekeeping can benefit from available and upcoming technological innovations and how it can be leveraged to facilitate peacekeepers to react more effectively to a rising number of complex, multidimensional tasks in challenging field environments.