836 Indian peacekeepers serving in the UN mission in South Sudan have been honoured with a prestigious UN medal for their service on completion of their deployment.
UNMISS Force Commander Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinalker praised the Indian battalion for a successful completion of its tour of duty. The Indian peacekeepers rescued and sheltered 32 humanitarian personnel in Renk and ensured their safe evacuation to Juba.
India’s Ambassador to South Sudan Vishnu Sharma was the guest of honour at the medal parade. He stated that the courage, commitment and sacrifice by the Indian peacekeepers for the cause of lasting peace in South Sudan is a ”beacon of hope for the communities you are on the ground to serve. You have done the United Nations and your country very proud.”
The Indian veterinarians also treated thousands of animals and built capacities among livestock owners on animal management.