India and ISIS

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India and ISIS

ISIS is a terrorist group led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. It began as the Iraqi chapter of Al Qaeda. The group now controls a vast territory in Syria and Iraq. They execute prisoners of war, enslave minorities, and have raped thousands of women and young girls.

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The threat to India from ISIS may well come from the eastern border. The Jamaat-Ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh or JMB, a terror group which was behind the Dhaka Bakery Attack and targets to establish an Islamic caliphate in the country has been cordiantion with ISIS to create terror in India, has been reported by the sources.

"They want to first capture Bangladesh and set up an Islamist state there. Then they want to expand their Islamist state in the neighborhood. Something like what Taliban thought about, what Al-Qaeda thought about or what the ISIS is thinking about," Professor N Manoharan, an Associate Professor at the Department of International Studies and History at Bengaluru's Christ University, told NDTV.

Another aim of the group is to help spread Salafist Islam in states like Bihar and Bengal. "They want to start with Bangladesh and they want to expand this Darool Islam to the wider region and link up with other groups," Professor N Manoharan added.

"This is a decision which is taken at the highest level. We are trying to translate the vision of the Prime Ministers of both countries. We are getting huge support from the Bangladesh side," said PSR Anjaneyulu, a senior officer of Border Security Force.

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