Indian Peacekeepers Serving in Sudan Receive UN Medals for Outstanding Work

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Over 1,100 Indian peacekeepers serving in the strife-torn East African country were honoured by the United Nations. These Indian peacekeepers are stationed in South Sudan as part of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). A total of 1,160 Indian peacekeepers were honoured with UN medals “for their outstanding and multi-faceted work”. 

The UNMISS “peacekeepers don’t 'just' protect civilians. Some 1,160 troops from #India in #SouthSudan also rehabilitate roads, build the capacity of local communities and give medical treatment to humans & animals. For that they deserve @UN medals,” the UNMISS said in a tweet on Thursday.

According to the UNMISS website, the Indian peacekeepers, serving in Upper Nile State, are not only protecting civilians, performing engineering assignments and providing services to humans and animals but also have rehabilitated key roads in the state, including the 75KM-long route from Malakal to Abwong via Baliet.

YSRCP leader Vijayasai Reddy has lauded the services of Indian peacekeepers currently serving abroad. He tweeted saying “it’s a matter of pride for India that over 1000 Indian peacekeepers serving with the UN Mission in South Sudan were honoured with UN medals for their exemplary services.

It may be noted here that India is one of the largest troop-contributing countries to UN peacekeeping missions. Currently, 2,385 Indian military personnel, the second-highest after Rwanda, and 30 police personnel are deployed with the UNMISS.

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