Internal Troops of Azerbaijan
|Internal Troops of Azerbaijan|
Azərbaycan Respublikası Daxili Qoşunları
|Active||12 March 1992 - present|
|Branch||Ministry of Internal Affairs|
|General Major Zakir Hasanov|
The Internal Troops of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Respublikası Daxili Qoşunları) also known as Interior Troops or Interior Guard is the uniformed gendarmerie-like force in Azerbaijan. Internal Troops are subordinated to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan (the police authority of the country) The Internal Troops are the descendent of the Soviet Union's Internal Troops, and are used to deal with internal emergencies such as natural disasters, restoring public order, internal armed conflicts and to safeguard important facilities. During wartime, the Internal Troops fall under the jurisdiction of the Azerbaijani Land Forces and fulfill tasks of local defense and security.
Its equipment includes Heckler & Koch MP5 submachine guns.
- Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (Azerbaijani) (English) (Russian)