150 Indian Peacekeepers Awarded Medal Of Honour For Dedicated Service In South Sudan By UNAn Indian peacekeeper receiving the medal.

Earning glory for the nation, 150 Indian peacekeepers serving with the UN Mission (UNMISS) in South Sudan have been awarded medals of honour for their supreme dedication and sacrifices in Malakal, South Sudan.

The ceremony consisted of parades and performances by a piped band.

Earlier in a tweet, UNMISS had also said that the Indian Horizontal Mobility Engineering Company serving with the mission had completed the renovation of 145 km of roadway connecting Bentiu and Leer in South Sudan easing the way for the delivery humanitarian aid, trade and inter-communal dialogue.

India has for long been one of the top contributors of troops to the UN peacekeeping missions. Over the past 70 years, more than two lakh Indian military and police personnel have served under the UN flag, while 168 valiant soldiers have laid their lives while at service.

Presently, India is second largest contributor of troops with more than 2,400 personnel deployed as peacekeepers with the mission.

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