New Delhi, Mar 8: For quite some time, India has been on guard regarding the menace called the ISIS. A spate of arrests were carried out recently across the country in an operation what the National Investigation Agency termed as the busting of a nation wide ISIS module.
The investigations that are being conducted into the various ISIS related cases have one conclusion and that this threat emanates more from Bangladesh than Pakistan.
India Intelligence Bureau officials tell OneIndia that if the threat has to be countered, then the outfits based in Bangladesh are more worrisome in nature when compared to Pakistan.
What is the government doing about it?
The National Security Advisor Ajit Doval has appraised the Prime Minister about the situation. It was following this input that the government had decided to undertake a major deradicalisation programme.
Further Modi has been engaging with the Muslim community in large numbers to counter this threat.
India says that the ISIS threat will not emerge directly in India. It will come in through groups such as the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh.
The JMB which was responsible for the Burdwan blasts had openly pledged support to the ISIS and its leader Abu Bakr al-Bhagdadi. In the recent days the JMB has been carrying out attacks in Bangladesh in the name of the ISIS or the Caliphate.
India has taken this development very seriously. The effects of the JMB could be witnessed in Bengal, Assam and Jharkhand as one got to witness during the probe into the Burdwan incident.
The Indian agencies say that the threat from the ISIS will be through the JMB and hence the Burdwan probe had become so important. During the probe Indian investigators found details such as the bomb making units and also the routes taken by these operatives.