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Two Indian army officers embark on climbing expedition in Africa to convey message of peace

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Two Indian army officers, currently deployed as peacekeepers in South Sudan, are part of a team that has embarked on an expedition to climb Africa’s highest peak Mount Kilimanjaro to convey a message of peace and stability for the continent.

Colonel Dipinder Virk is leading the team comprising Major Vikash Kumar and Major Liviu Chende from Romania and hopes to reach the peak at a height of 19,340 feet on Christmas day.

The trio plans to hoist the UN flag on the summit, taking the message of peace to the highest peak in the continent, according to information provided by the UN and the mission in South Sudan.

According to a report in a Radio Miraya, the trio, which could become the first all-male peacekeepers team to scale Kilimanjaro, said carrying the message of peace is the ultimate goal.

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