Recruitment of Ex-Servicemen for Iraq

Wednesday, May 5, 2004

Press Statement

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:

Ban Recruitment for Iraq

There are confirmed reports of Indian ex-servicemen being hired for performing military duties in Iraq for the American occupation. Indian private security agencies have been recruiting such personnel and sending them to Iraq.
The Central government should immediately ban such recruitment and take action against those security agencies who have been involved in this illegal venture. The government of India should make it clear that no Indian personnel can be used for such "privatised" mercenary activities.