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Give Peace A Chance: India’s Blue Helmets In Bor

The last of a 3 part series on INDBATT-II (7 Garhwal Rifles Infantry Battalion) in South Sudan. SNI Associate Editor Amitabh P Revi and Video Journalist Prateek Suri bring you this video report on how the Indian Army’s United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) battalions are a crucial part in the effort to for peace in the world’s youngest country. An estimated 400,000 people have been killed and over 4 million have been forced from their homes since 2013. The UN’s blue helmets are tasked with the protection of civilians and on the ground are assuring people of security to return home. They also have a major impact on local communities, with their medical and vet services, are contributing in the fields of education and hygiene and lighting up streets and homes.

SNI’s team brings you this on-the-field experience of how the Indian Army operates in peacekeeping operations abroad and the impact they’re having in the fragile peace process in South Sudan. From the Command and Control Centre to the Ghatak commandos and Infantry Combat Vehicle (ICV) operations to football matches, tugs of war and the much enjoyed Bara Khana, here’s a a peek into how India’s soldiers fight and even die in foreign lands for peace.

 

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