The Indian Embassy in Baghdad (file photo)
The Indian Embassy in Baghdad (file photo)

India deploys CRPF elite squad to guard embassy in Iraq

ANI | Updated: Mar 18, 2019 03:01 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar 18 (ANI): India has deployed an elite contingent of its commando-trained armed CRPF personnel to guard the Indian embassy and its diplomats in Iraq's capital city Baghdad.
The deployment was initiated two months ago and more than 40-member squad is performing its task.
The multi-skilled CRPF troops have taken charge of the embassy complex located in the Al Mansour area of the Iraqi capital.
This comes as there is a slow return to normalcy in Iraq after the defeat of terrorists of the dreaded Islamic State (IS) outfit in the war-torn country.
In December last year, Iraq declared victory over the IS, which had seized control of nearly a third of the country and neighbouring Syria in 2014, establishing a self-styled caliphate.
The Iraqi government has also executed scores of people for their alleged involvement with the dreaded terror group. (ANI)