Tenon Group, a 28-year-old Indian private and security facility management company, paid their respects to the IPKF (Indian Peace Keeping Force) Martyrs during the strategic visit to Colombo, Sri Lanka. Tenon Group during their offsite trip to Colombo Sri Lanka visited the Indian war memorial to honour the sacrifices made by Indian peacekeepers stationed in SriLanka during the 1987-1900 Peacekeeping Mission.
The Indian martyrs were members of the Indo-Sri Lankan Accord, who sought to put an end to the civil war between the Sri Lankan military and terrorist groups.
Signed on July 29, 1987 between the erstwhile Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Sri Lankan President J.R. Jayewardene, the Indian Martyrs who were part of that fierce combat engagement quickly became entangled in a mission – Op Pawan, to liberate the strongholds of the Jaffna Peninsula from the terrorist organisation.
Among the prominent leaders who honoured the IPKF martyrs were Brig Rajan Oberoi, Brig. Tarundeep Kumar, and, Brig. Mayank Awasthi, & were supported by Brig. Sunil Kumar N.V. & Angad Rajain, Global Chief Strategy Officer of Tenon Facility Management India Pvt Ltd.
Speaking about the sacrifices of the IPKF, Brig Rajan Oberoi, Global Vice Chairman,Tenon Group, said, “We observe this day to honour the sacrifices made by the Indian martyrs for maintaining peace during the liberation. Our team is honoured to include these distinguished veterans who feel that this was one of the most significant Indian operations that is less talked on.”
Speaking more on saluting the Indian brave hearts, Brigadier Tarundeep Kumar, Managing Director of Peregrine Guarding Private Ltd North and East, said,“One of the most significant events in Indian operations was India’s engagement in the Sri Lankan Civil War. We honour the martyrs who made it through this extraordinarily difficult operation and helped establish themselves as peace ambassadors in the process. The Tenon Group consistently highlights this chapter as a must-read guide on strategic management for re-establishing order, and we feel privileged to have learned about the same ”