International magazine exposes Indian terrorism nexus

The ‘Foreign Policy’ magazine has exposed links between India and terrorists before the world in its article ‘Indians and Central Asians are the new face of the Islamic State’.

According to the article, an increasing number of Indian and Central Asian links to terror plots are dangerous for the neighboring countries.

In India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has advanced a series of policies promoting a Hindu nationalist narrative that is openly hostile toward Muslims. The approach is fuming extremism in India, the article stated.

“Links of involvement of Indians in attacks in Afghanistan and fighting in Syria have also been unearthed. The attack on the prison in Jalalabad follows the earlier decision by ISKP to use an Indian fighter to attack a Sikh gurdwara—a place of worship—in Kabul.”

The article further states that DAESH/IS officially announced the creation of an affiliate in India last year but has been hinting about involvement in Kashmir for years.

The article also talks about the part economic turmoil plays in recruitment for terrorists and extremist factions, stating: “In the COVID-blighted world, opportunities to work abroad have dried up—hurting economies and creating a pool of underemployed young men at home and abroad.”