IN­DIAN SOL­DIERS BAG UN MEDAL FOR SU­DAN OPS

The Free Press Journal - - WORLD -

WASHINGTON: Over 1,000 peace­keep­ers from In­dia have been awarded the UN medal for their “ded­i­cated ser­vice and sac­ri­fice” in the con­flict-rid­den coun­try of South Su­dan, the world body said on Tues­day.

Highly val­ued by peace­keep­ers, the United Na­tions medal recog­nises their com­mit­ment and ser­vice while de­ployed in peace­keep­ing, hu­man­i­tar­ian and dis­as­ter re­lief mis­sions around the world.

In a spe­cial cer­e­mony at the United Na­tions base in Malakal (north­ern South Su­dan), 850 mem­bers of the 3 MADRAS In­dian In­fantry Bat­tal­ion Group (INBATT1) re­ceived medals from the Force Com­man­der of the United Na­tions Mis­sion in South Su­dan Lieu­tenant Gen­eral Frank Mushyo Ka­manzi, the UN said in a state­ment.

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