Indian Army Man to Head UN Peacekeeping Operations in South Sudan
Hello lads, hope you are doing wonders.
In today’s blog, we are going to share you about the very good news that will swell the heart of every Indian with pride.
We got an update according to which an Indian Army Officer is getting a chance to head the UN Peacekeeping Operations.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced that Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar will succeed Lieutenant General Frank Kamanzi of Rwanda.
Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar will command over 16,000 peacekeepers in South Sudan.
- The commandant of the Indian Army Infantry School, Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar, has been appointed the commander of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), the second biggest peacekeeping operation.
- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced on Friday that Mr. Tinaikar will succeed Lieutenant General Frank Kamanzi of Rwanda who will complete his assignment on Sunday.
- Mr. Tinaikar will command over 16,000 peacekeepers, about 2,400 from India, in UNMISS.
- The mission was created in 2011 when South Sudan gained independence from Sudan. Sixty-seven peacekeepers have died while serving in the mission.
- Mr. Tinaikar has previous experience in the area from the time he served in the peacekeeping mission in Sudan before the South's independence.
- He has also served in the UN Angola Verification Mission III.
- General Shailesh Tinaikar is the recipient of the Sena Medal and the Vishisht Seva Medal for Distinguished Service.
- A 1983 graduate of the Indian Military Academy.
- He was the Additional Director General of Military Operations at Army Headquarters before taking charge of the Infantry School in Mhow.
- He has also commanded a division, a recruit training center, and a brigade.
So, lads, that’s very good news for our country which shows that Indians are capable of proving their mettle everywhere.
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