India in South Sudan

Marking The Mahatma’s 150th Birth Anniversary

Amitabh P Revi and Prateek Suri South Sudan 11 February 2019

India has 2547 men and women peacekeepers in South Sudan. The world’s largest democracy is helping the world’s newest country on a fragile path of peace. While they provide security and reach out to civilians to get their lives back on track, India also marked the Republic in the 150th year birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi whose message of peace and non-violence is as relevant now as ever before. Indians in UN House, Juba and in the two battalions – INDBATT I & II in Bor, Malakal and other bases celebrated the year by shaking a leg.

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