Major General Jai Shanker Menon of India is appointed as the Head United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
About Major General Jai Shanker Menon
- Major General Menon served as the Additional Director General (ADG) Equipment Management in the Indian Army.
- Menon served as General Officer Commanding (GOC) of an Infantry Division of the Indian Army from 2012 to 2013.
- He has also held authoritative posts as the Commandant of Regimental Training Centre.
- Menon served as a Brigade Commander and a Battalion Commander in the Army.
- He worked in the United Nations as a Military Observer in the UN Operation in Mozambique in 1993 and UN Interim Force in Lebanon from 2007 to 2009.
About United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF)
- The United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) was established by United Nations Security Council Resolution 350 on 31 May 1974.
- UNDOF is a peace keeping organization.
- It was set up to maintain the disengagement between the armed forces of Syria and Israel in Golan Heights.
- It was established to implementResolution 338 (1973) which called for an immediate cease fire and implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 242.
- The resolution was passed on the same day theAgreement on Disengagement[ was signed between Israeli and Syrian forces on the Golan Heights
- UNDOF has 947 personnel, 789 of them blue-helmeted troops, including 190 from India.