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Indian Army Contingent part of UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan awarded

The Indian Army contingent comprising of 7 Garhwal Rifles Infantry Battalion Group was awarded United Nations Medal for “selfless service”. The contingent is part of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in South Sudan. It has been complimented for carrying out numerous operational tasks with utmost professionalism and dedication to the UN mandate. ..

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Indian Army contributes 2,300 personnel for UN peace keeping mission in South Sudan

Indian Army is contributing approximately 2300 personnel to support United Nations Peacekeeping Missions to South Sudan  (UNMISS) in order to bring peace and normalcy in the war-torn country. It includes deployment of seven Garhwal Rifles Infantry battalion group of the Indian Army. The deployment of Indian peacekeepers in South Sudan is under Chapter VII which ..

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Union Government launches Operation ‘Sankat Mochan’ to evacuate Indian citizens from South Sudan

The Union Government has started the operation ‘Sankat Mochan’ to evacuate Indian citizens stranded in South Sudan’s capital Juba. Sankat Mochan in Hindi means reliever from troubles. The operation is being undertaken by Indian Air Force (IAF) and will be headed by Union Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs General (Retd.) VK Singh. Key ..

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Indian-origin lawyer Yasmin Sooka to chair UN commission on human rights in South Sudan

South African Indian-origin lawyer Yasmin Sooka has been appointed to chairman of three member UN commission (committee) to monitor the human rights situation in South Sudan. The committee was constituted by the United Nations Human Right Council (UNHRC) resolution 31/20 which was adopted by consensus, the 47-member body. Key Facts Other two members of the ..

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Syria officially joins UN chemical weapons pact

UN confirmed that it has received documents from Syria on joining the Chemical Weapons Convention. The convention requires all parties to declare and destroy all of the chemical weapons they possess. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has the job is to implement the Chemical Weapons Convention, a treaty which came into force in ..

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