Mampad (Malappuram): K P Askar Ali, a Malappuram native Indian soldier is deployed in South Sudan on a peace mission. The soldier is a member of the peacekeeping force of United Nations.
South Sudan, the African country has been affected by ethnic violence for a very long time. UN Mission to South Sudan is to protect local people from attackers, create awareness, conduct reconciliation talks, solve arguments and distribute clothes and food.
Including Askar, there are five in the peacekeeping force from India. They will be deployed in Sudan for eight months. The team landed at Juba international airport in South Sudan on July 7. The battalion which includes Askar is deployed at Malakal, the second largest city in South Sudan.