UN medal awarded to Indian peace keepers in South Sudan

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Guwahati: Approximately 850 Indian peace keepers serving in Malakal in South Sudan have been awarded the prestigious United Nation’s medal for their dedication and sacrifice all through their deployment in foreign land.

The 850 troops of the first rotation of the Indian battalion (INDBATT-1) were awarded with the medals on completion of their mandatory tour of duty.

Indian Ambassador to South Sudan, SD Moorthy and UNMISS Force Commander, Lt Gen Shailesh Tinaker were the guest of honor for the event and large number of military and civilian dignitaries were also present.

Tinaker praised the Indian battalion for managing a full-fledged base at Kodok on the Western Banks of Nile. He further lauded the efforts of Batallion in safely rescuing and sheltering 32 humanitarian staff all through recent violence at Renk, Upper Nile state, until their secure evacuation to Juba.

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The Bodoland/ Assam / India / International

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