India has deployed an elite contingent of its commando-trained CRPF troops to guard Indian embassy in Baghdad city of Iraq. This deployment was initiated two months ago. Presently a squad of more than 40 members has taken charge of embassy complex in Al Mansour area of capital city Baghdad of Iraq.
Around one-third of the country and neighboring Syria was under the attack of the terrorist group Islamic State (IS). Iraq defeated IS in December last year. The country is returning to normalcy slowly and it is a small step towards it.
Talking about our Commandos, it is their second foreign assignment for CRPF troops to guard the Indian embassy in Baghdad. Earlier they had been sent to guard the Indian embassy in Libya’s capital city Tripoli.
A Deputy Commandant-rank officer of CRPF leads the squad of these commandos. This contingent has taken charge in Iraq. The squad also celebrated Republic Day in Iraq and hoisted the Tricolor.
On February 4, India revised its ‘no travel’ advisory to Iraq, allowing the citizens to travel to war and insurgency-ravaged areas of the country, as the security situation is improved now. Ministry of External Affairs issued an advisory, according to which, citizens can travel to any part of the country for work or business except five provinces of Nineveh, Salahuddin, Diyala, Anbar, and Kirkuk.
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