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2,300 Army personnel to join UN peace keeping mission in South

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

About 2,300 personnel are leaving for to join the UN peace keeping mission in the war-torn African country, the said today.

The personnel, joining the UN mission, are from of

"To support the efforts in bringing peace and normalcy in a war torn country of South Sudan, is contributing around 2,300 personnel," Army Col said.

He said the the unit will be in operational control of the sensitive Jonglei state.

According to official figures, is the largest cumulative troop contributor, having provided almost 200,000 troops in nearly 50 of the 71 UN peacekeeping missions over the past six decades, including 13 of the current 16 missions.

Last year, a total of 7,606 Indian peacekeepers were deployed in UN missions.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 21:45 IST