Lt. Gen. Subramanian Mohan today has assumed charge as Force Commander of the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in #SouthSudan, the UN’s largest peacekeeping mission, says Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj who is India’s ambassador to the UN in New York.
“India has outstanding credentials as one of the largest troop contributors since the inception of the UN,” said Ambassador Ruchira in her tweet.
Lt. Gen. Subramanian succeeds Lt. Gen. Shailesh Tinaikar, who is also from the Indian Army. Tinaikar was appointed by Guterres as the UNMISS Force Commander in May 2019.
An illustrious military career with the Indian Army that spans over 36 years, Subramanian has served as the General Officer Commanding, Military Region (Operational and Logistic Readiness Zone) in central India, contributing to the Army’s operational and logistic preparedness.
Previously, he served as the Additional Director General for Procurement and Equipment Management at the Integrated Headquarters of the Ministry of Defence (Army) (2019-2021), General Officer Commanding a Strike Infantry Division (2018-2019), Deputy General Officer Commanding of Infantry Division (2015-2016), Commander of a Mountain Brigade (2013-2014) among other appointments within the Indian Armed Forces.
Subramanian has also served as India’s Defence Attaché to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia (2008-2012) and as a Staff Officer with the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone in 2000.
India is the second-highest military troop-contributing country to UNMISS with 2,385 Indian peacekeepers serving with the mission, second only to Rwanda. India is also among the largest contributors of uniformed personnel to UN peacekeeping.