Half of my heart belongs in India, says former UN Secretary General

Ban also praises India for "raising the bar" by providing the UN's first all-female Formed Police Unit (FPU) for operations in Liberia in 2007, while the country was recovering from a violent two-decade power struggle.

Half of my heart belongs in India, says former UN Secretary General
Ban Ki-moon, the former United Nations Secretary-General

Ban Ki-moon, the former United Nations Secretary-General, began his diplomatic career in India, where he formed such a strong bond that he still tells Indian people that half of his "heart belongs in their country" even after 50 years.

He also describes his three years in India as "such an exciting time in my life" in his autobiography that narrates how he went from being a "child of war" to becoming a "man of peace" in his book "Resolved: Uniting Nations in a Divided World," published by HarperCollins India.