The mainstream Indian media may have missed but a report published said that a a force of 2,275 Indian servicemen in South Sudan saved thousands of lives.
Indian Army peacekeepers conducted the most remarkable defence operation in the history of United Nations peacekeeping operations, at Malakal, Pibor and Melut in South Sudan.
The African nation witnessed ethnic clashes in Malakal on February 17.
Subsequently, refugees putting up at the ‘Protection of Civilian Camp’ came under machine-gun fire. Reports say things got worse when 37,000 more people sought shelter in the camp.
The army, deployed there under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), also called IndBatt, took positions and fired back at the attackers to prevent the slaughter.
In Pibor, located close to the country’s eastern border with Ethiopia, on February 23, town residents began seeking refuge in the UN camp since the evening of February 21.