Seventeen Indian peacekeepers deployed with the UN mission in South Sudan have been awarded medals in recognition of their service to the individuals on the planet’s youngest nation.
The Indian cops have served the UN and the individuals of South Sudan for nearly a yr. Their duties included defending displaced civilians, neighborhood policing and constructing native police expertise.
The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) tweeted on Tuesday, “17 Indian peacekeepers have today been awarded @UN medals in recognition of their @UNPeacekeeping service to the people of #SouthSudan as UN Police officers.”
In a second of satisfaction, the 17 Indian women and men cops have been awarded the UN service medals throughout a particular ceremony on the UN Home in Juba.
“We are all here in this country to see peace and stability,” India’s Ambassador to South Sudan S D Moorthy mentioned through the ceremony, in keeping with a video posted by the UNMISS.
The UNMISS head David Shearer congratulated the Indian cops for being awarded the medals and lauded the “long tradition” of Indian peacekeeping.
India is among the many largest troop contributing international locations on the planet to UN peacekeeping missions. As of March 2019, India is the second highest troop contributor to the UNMISS, with 2,337 troops deployed with the mission. As well as, India contributes 22 police personnel to the UNMISS.
Adorned Indian Military officer Lieutenant Basic Shailesh Sadashiv Tinaikar in July took cost because the Drive Commander of the UN mission in war-ravaged South Sudan, main about 15,000 troops.