The figure of 10 Indians now with ISIS is higher than the assessment put forth at a meeting of chief secretaries and police chiefs of 12 states convened by the Union home ministry here earlier this month. At this meeting, called to discuss the ISIS’ appeal among a section of Indian youth and ways to counter it, the participants were told that 13 Indians had joined ISIS so far. Of this, seven were believed to be located in ISIS territory, while six had been killed.
During the counter-terror talks with Australia, India is said to have raised Pakistan’s continuing terror activities against India and its failure to dismantle the terror infrastructure on its soil. Senior officials of the ministry of external affairs are said to have shared how terror outfits active in the Af-Pak region
The joint working group also discussed international presence of Sikh radical groups, particularly their attempts to “take over” gurudwaras in US, UK, Germany and Canada, all having a notable Sikh diaspora. India is said to have raised the emerging nexus between radical Sikh outfits and jihadi groups.