Dag Hammarskjold Medal

The Dag Hammarskj√∂ld Medal is a posthumous award given by the United Nations (UN) to military personnel, police, or civilians who lose their lives while serving in a United Nations peacekeeping operation. The medal is named after Dag Hammarskj√∂ld, the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, who died in a plane crash in what is now Zambia in September 1961.


The award is given to any military personnel, police, or civilians who lose their lives while serving in a United Nations peacekeeping operation, so long as the death did not result from misconduct or criminal acts.

This year 8 Indians will be getting this award posthumously. 

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