SOUTH SUDAN / NEW FORCE COMMANDER

29-Aug-2022 00:02:36
Sunny skies in South Sudan welcomed the new UNMISS Force Commander, Lieutenant-General Mohan Subramanian from India, as he began his tour of duty in the world’s largest peacekeeping mission. UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN/ NEW FORCE COMMANDER
TRT: 2:36
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 29 AUGUST 2022, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
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1. Various shots, Force Commander meets UNMISS military personnel
2. Various shots, Handing-taking
3. Various shots, Guard of Honour
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Lieutenant-General Mohan Subramanian, Force Commander, UNMISS:
“For any military leader, leading a multinational force is a matter of honour. That I have been afforded the opportunity to do so at UNMISS, which is the largest United Nations Peacekeeping mission in the world today, in South Sudan, which is the youngest country in the world today, is indeed a great privilege, honour and pride. With utmost humility I take up this honour and promise that I will earnestly endeavour and meaningfully contribute to the cause of sustainable peace here, along with the mission.”
5. Various shots, Guard of Honour
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Lieutenant-General Mohan Subramanian, Force Commander, UNMISS:
“There is a common strain between Sierra Leone and other missions and South Sudan, which is the fact that unless there is a collaborative effort of all stakeholders within the mission, within the UN family; between the UN family and regional, international and, most importantly, the national partners, as well as the South Sudanese communities. Without such a collaborative effort, the path to sustainable peace may be slow. And therefore, it’s of prime importance to achieve such collaboration.”
6. Various shots, Force Commander meets Deputy SRSG
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Lieutenant-General Mohan Subramaniam, Force Commander, UNMISS:
“It’s a great privilege and I mean it from the bottom of my heart—a great privilege to be with the South Sudanese people in this wonderful country and I will try to very earnestly and sincerely perform for the cause of durable peace here.”
8. Wide shot, photo Session
STORYLINE
Sunny skies in South Sudan welcomed the new UNMISS Force Commander, Lieutenant-General Mohan Subramanian from India, as he began his tour of duty in the world’s largest peacekeeping mission.

After accepting the handover of charge from Deputy Force Commander Main Ullah Chowdhury, it was time for the new head of the military component To inspect an Honour Guard where peacekeepers from Rwanda, Nepal, China, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, and India marked his arrival.

SOUNDBITE (English) Lieutenant-General Mohan Subramanian, Force Commander, UNMISS:
“For any military leader, leading a multinational force is a matter of honour. That I have been afforded the opportunity to do so at UNMISS, which is the largest United Nations Peacekeeping mission in the world today, in South Sudan, which is the youngest country in the world today, is indeed a great privilege, honour and pride. With utmost humility I take up this honour and promise that I will earnestly endeavour and meaningfully contribute to the cause of sustainable peace here, along with the mission.”

This isn’t Force Commander Subramaniam’s first stint with UN Peacekeeping, having served as a Blue Helmet in the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone and he prioritizes the power of partnerships in achieving peace and progress.

SOUNDBITE (English) Lieutenant-General Mohan Subramanian, Force Commander, UNMISS:
“There is a common strain between Sierra Leone and other missions and South Sudan, which is the fact that unless there is a collaborative effort of all stakeholders within the mission, within the UN family; between the UN family and regional, international and, most importantly, the national partners, as well as the South Sudanese communities. Without such a collaborative effort, the path to sustainable peace may be slow. And therefore, it’s of prime importance to achieve such collaboration.”

The top military man at UNMISS has already hit the ground running, meeting the mission’s senior leaders to understand the political and security complexities in South Sudan, as troops under his command work to protect civilians.

SOUNDBITE (English) Lieutenant-General Mohan Subramaniam, Force Commander, UNMISS:
“It’s a great privilege and I mean it from the bottom of my heart—a great privilege to be with the South Sudanese people in this wonderful country and I will try to very earnestly and sincerely perform for the cause of durable peace here.”
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