The attempt of pan-Islamic terrorist organisations like Islamic State and Al Qaida to radicalise Muslims in order to target India in the name of blasphemy is a growing concern for the national security agencies.
Other friendly nations, including the US, Jordan, Russia, UAE, and Saudi Arabia, are cooperating with New Delhi to share digital traces of Islamic radicalization and encrypted conversations in order to avert any untoward incidents in the hinterland of India.
Investigations into the apprehension of Islamic State suicide bomber Mashrabkon Azamov by the Russian Federal Security Service, or FSB, have shown that another Kyrgyzstani citizen, in addition to the jailed Uzbek, was taught to attack India by Islamists in Turkey. According to the information, the Kyrgyz national travelled from Moscow to India along the same path as the two assailants. While the Indian security agencies are still expecting the 30-year-old Azamov’s interrogation report, they have forwarded to their Russian counterparts a list of precise questions so that the attacker might be questioned along those lines. Additionally, Indian security services are in contact with their Kyrgyz and Uzbek counterparts to request authorization to participate in investigations.
Russian intelligence prevented an attack on India, and Jordanian intelligence warned their Indian counterparts about the radicalization of engineering student Meer Anaas Ali, who is from Ambur Town in Tamil Nadu. The third-year engineering student was being radicalised online to take revenge on India for insulting the Prophet. The student is currently being held in judicial custody after being detained on July 31 by Tamil Nadu police. According to the local authorities, Anaas was interacting with his internet handlers on social media sites like Telegram and Instagram and had ties to the ultra-conservative Wahhabi organisation that was outlawed. His Islamic State controllers gave him the assignment to target non-Muslims and assassinate a prominent figure in order to engender fear and divide the people along religious lines.
The pan-Islamist terrorist organisations have been contemplating strategies for attacking India over the past two months, and the allied intelligence services have been warning their Indian counterparts about this. Apart from the Pakistani deep state, groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, which is active in Turkey, Kuwait, and Qatar, are attempting to throw fuel on the fire by encouraging radicalised individuals to “teach India a lesson.” While the Muslim Brotherhood uses its connections with Islamist groups in India to incite violence in the name of religion, Rawalpindi is utilising Pakistani cadres within the Islamic State of Khorasan Province to target New Delhi through Indian recruits in the Wahabbi organisation.