Swamy, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader on Tuesday, Sept 30 claimed that India would help US in its fight against the new terror threat to ISIS. While writing on micro-blogging site Twitter, Swamy wrote, "Happy that Modi committed to Obama that India would join the anti-ISIS war. Now Indo-US good relations will reach new unprecedented heights."
My tweet on India joining anti ISIS war featured in MEA press conference in Washington DC. Question on it was asked by a TV anchor. Why?— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) September 30, 2014
However, there were no official announcement regarding India's decision to join US in fight against ISIS. Meanwhile, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin overruled such reports dismissing Swamy's claim. Akbaruddin asserted that Obama and Modi did not discuss ISIS issue on Monday night but will do so on Tuesday.
Now Indo-US good relations will reach new unprecedented heights: Swamy
Before his meeting with Obama, Modi spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York. CFR is a powerful and influential policy organization in the country.
While speaking at the event, Modi was asked questions regarding India's concern to terrorism. Replying to question on terrorism and ISIS, Modi said that all terrorism in India is "exported (from outside) and not home-grown".
He also added that Indians believed in non-violence as taught by Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi. He expressed confidence that the Indian Muslim would defeat the Al Qaeda's designs.