(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) The Big Picture: Southern India's Terror Links

(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) The Big Picture: Southern India's Terror Links

Topic: Southern India's Terror Links

Guest:

  • Navneet Wasan, (Former DG, National Investigative Agency)
  • Anil Choudhary, (Former Secretary, Internal Security, Ministry of Home Affairs)
  • Maj. Gen. Dhruv C. Katoch (Retd., Director, India Foundation)

Topic Description:

A UN report, released last month on terrorism has warned that there are “significant numbers” of ISIS terrorists in Kerala and Karnataka, noting that the al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent terror group, which reportedly has between 150 and 200 militants from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar, is planning attacks in the region. The 26th report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team concerning ISIS, al-Qaida and associated individuals and entities said that the al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) operates under the Taliban umbrella from Nimruz, Helmand and Kandahar provinces of Afghanistan. Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said, The UN report on ISIS terrorist activities in Karnataka is based on the arrests made by the state police and National Investigation Agency (NIA) in the past year. On July 13, the NIA had filed a chargesheet against 17 ISIS suspects who had allegedly formed a terror group named Al-Hind to carry out terrorist attacks in South India, especially in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. More recently on August 18 the NIA arrested a doctor, Abdur Rahman for his alleged links with the banned terrorist outfit Islamic State Khorasan Province, an offshoot of ISIS.

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