BJP leader Subramanian Swamy claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has committed to US President Obama that India would join the United States of America-led international coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the Islamic State (IS), on Tuesday.
Swamy tweeted on the micro-blogging site Twitter, “Happy that Modi committed to Obama that India would join the anti-ISIS war. Now Indo-US good relations will reach new unprecedented heights.” He wrote revealing his happiness for the decision and said that the development would strengthen the ties between India and the US to reach new heights.
However, Swamy’s claim has been denied by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin. He said that the leaders have not yet discussed ISIS issue on Monday night, whereas will discuss on the same on Tuesday. On Monday, US President had hosted a dinner with Prime Minister at the White House.
Reportedly 40 Indians are still in captivity in Iraq. In order to create a global coalition against the Islamic terror group, over 40 countries have joined the all-out efforts of the United States of America.
In early June, though India was able to secure the release of 46 nurses, who were held captive, another 40 nationals working on projects near Mosul in Iraq were kidnapped by ISIS militants.
Two American journalists and a British aid worker in India, prompting the West to join hands to combat the terror group have been executed by ISIL militants.[category-World] [tags-BJP Leader, Subramanian Swamy, Narendra Modi, ISIS war, India, Barack Obama, Syed Akbaruddin]