Decorated Indian Army officer Lieutenant General Shailesh Sadashiv Tinaikar, who will be leading about 15,000 troops as the newly appointed Force Commander of the UN mission in war-ravaged South Sudan, has encouraged peacekeepers to achieve their mandate and overcome difficulties with patience and perseverance.
Tinaikar arrived in South Sudan capital Juba on July 6 and assumed charge as the UNMISS Force Commander.
“I am confident that with your full support, we will be able to achieve the mandate that has been assigned to us. I know the difficulties of the mandate but I don’t think anything is so difficult that you cannot achieve it with effort, patience and perseverance,” Tinaikar said in a video posted by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Read More