In a significant recognition of the India’s contribution to the United Nations, the Indian Army informed that VII Garhwal Rifles Infantry Battalion Group has been awarded the United Nations Medal for selfless service.
The contingent is part of the UN peacekeeping force in South Sudan.
In a ceremony held, it was attended by a number of military and civil dignitaries.
The list of dignitaries also included Brig Gen Mohammed Al Masoom, Commander United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).
The two-hour ceremony saw immaculate drill parade by the Indian contingent led by Major Aman Lamba.
In his message on the occasion, Mr Dashdondog complimented the Indian Battalion for carrying out numerous operational tasks with utmost “professionalism and dedication” to the UN mandate.
He further emphasised the legacy of supreme service and sacrifice by the Indian Peacekeepers under the UN flag.>