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Medals of Honour Awarded to Indian Peacekeepers

150 Indian peacekeepers serving with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) were honoured with medals of honour by the United Nations for their dedicated service and sacrifice.
Medals of Honour Awarded to Indian Peacekeepers

About United Nations Mission in South Sudan:

  • UNMISS is working to deter violence against civilians by providing a safe and secure environment for South Sudanese people who have fled violence and sought sanctuary at Protection of Civilian sites across the country.
  • UNMISS peacekeepers are also working to facilitate the safe delivery of humanitarian assistance, such as food, clean water, shelter and healthcare to the millions of displaced people.
  • UNMISS aims to provide a safe and supported environment so that these people can return to their former homes and communities to live safely and with dignity.
  • UNMISS also protects, monitors, investigates, and reports on human rights violations and abuses with a strong focus on the most vulnerable such as women and children and those who are subjected to sexual and gender-based violence.
  • UNMISS is committed to helping build durable peace in South Sudan.

UN Peacekeeping Missions and India:

  • India is one of the top troop-contributing nations to UN Peacekeeping Missions.
  • Till date, more than 200,000 military and police have served under the various peacekeeping missions and 168 Indian military personnel have lost their lives under the UN flag.
  • Currently, India is the second largest contributor of peacekeepers to UNMISS with more than 2,400 military and police personnel currently deployed in the mission.

Question:

Q. 150 Indian peacekeepers serving with the UN Mission in which African country were honoured with medals of honour by the United Nations for their dedicated service and sacrifice?
a. Congo
b. Nigeria
c. Zimbabwe
d. South Sudan
Medals of Honour Awarded to Indian Peacekeepers Medals of Honour Awarded to Indian Peacekeepers Reviewed by Neha on April 19, 2019 Rating: 5

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