The five Indian martyrs in South Sudan

Lt. Col. Mahipal Singh
On Tuesday five Indian peacekeepers were killed while escorting a United Nations convoy in Jonglei, the hub of tribal infighting in South Sudan.

The dead included a Lt. Colonel, one junior commissioned officer and three jawans while five were injured including an officer. Those killed were part of the Indian battalion attached to the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). 

Currently, there are around 2,200 Indian Army soldiers comprising two battalions, one based in Jonglei and the other in Malakkal, Upper Nile, on the border with Sudan.

Nb Sub. Shiv Kumar Pal
An inquiry will of course be held into the circumstances in which the ambush took place . Will have check out what exactly went wrong.
For the the moment all that we can say is, Rest in Peace, brave hearts. Salute!

LNk Nand Kishore Joshi

Hav. Heera Lal

Hav Bharat Sasmal

  1. April 10, 2013 -

    RIP buddies