Helmets of Peace
Helmets of Peace: Colonel Khushal Thakur, YSM, CO 18 Grenadiers, with his team after the successful rescue operation at Kotuma, Sierra Leone, 15 July 2000. The 18 Grenadiers rescued 222 Indian troops of the 5/8 Gorkha Rifles who had been encircled and held hostage by the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) in Kailahun. The stand off ended after 75 days when the United Nations launched an operation, consisting of mainly Indian troops, initially code-named Operation Kassava and later changed to Operation Khukri.
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