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Nonaligned Movement, South Asian Association, Irian Jaya, Universal Postal Union, International Development Association

India is a founding member of the United Nations (UN), the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank), and the International Development Association. It is a member of 13 additional organizations of the UN system, such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), International Labor Organization (ILO), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Health Organization (WHO), World Trade Organization (WTO), and Universal Postal Union. India sent an ambulance troop to Korea with UN forces during the Korean War (1950-1953). Since the 1950s Indian troops or observers have been part of peacekeeping missions on the Egypt-Israel border, in Lebanon, Cyprus, Yemen, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Indonesian province of Papua (formerly Irian Jaya). In the mid-1990s Indian troops served in Angola, Haiti, Iraq, Liberia, and Rwanda. India is also a member of the Nonaligned Movement, a group of nations that did not align themselves with either the United States or the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics during the Cold War. In keeping with its policy of nonalignment, India has not joined regional security arrangements, but it is the core state of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). Since its founding in 1985, SAARC has brought heads of government, foreign ministers, and senior diplomats together at regular intervals to discuss issues involving member nations.

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