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Jakarta (VNA) –The Indonesia National Defense Forces (TNI) Chief General Gatot Nurmantyo saw off 800 soldiers in the capital city of Jakarta on March 24 to join the United Nations (UN) Peace Keeping Mission.

Lieutenant Colonel Singgih Pambudi Arinto led the soldiers to implement peacekeeping duties in Darfur, Sudan. The soldiers who belong to the composite battalion task force of Garuda Contingent 35-B will undertake missions in Darfur for a year, replacing the Garuda Contingent 35-A.

Tactical vehicles used to support the activities of the task force in Darfur will comprise 24 Anoa armored vehicles, 30 trucks and 34 jeeps. The 800 soldiers will be accommodated in two UN camps.

The General said the soldiers were chosen among those units, which have successfully accomplished their operational duties and they are among the best trained soldiers to perform the UN international missions tasks.-VNA