It was a proud day for more than a billion Indians as 135 peacekeeping troops received United Nations medals for their stellar performance in South Sudan.
The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) took to its official Twitter handle and said, “Take a bow, people of #India! Some 135 of your peacekeeping troops, based in #SouthSudan and serving with #UNMISS, have received @UN medals for their outstanding performance in Jonglei State and the Greater Pibor Administrative Area. #ServingForPeace”
The medals were pinned to their chests by their UN Force Commander in Bor.
“My heartfelt congratulations to all these officers for their contributions towards the fulfillment of the UNMISS mandate in this challenging environment,” said Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar, the peacekeeping mission’s Force Commander.
The Indian troops are stationed in Bor, Pibor and at a temporary operating base in Akobo and have engaged in a variety of activities, including civil-military cooperation such as a veterinary camp, said the UNMISS.