According to the sources, the UAE has detained as many as 11 Indian nationals who were alleged to be planning to join the ISIS, apart from recruiting, financing and providing logistics to those willing to joining the terror outfit.
The UAE intelligence sources said that the Police have found two groups, dominated by the Indians who were involved in sharing and discussing issues related to the IS on social media. The two groups were based in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The police said that the two groups were also trying to establish contacts with the IS leaders online.
The group also included a couple of Bangladeshi and Pakistani individuals.
Of those detained, eight were in Abu Dhabi and five in Dubai. The charges cited for the detentions included recruiting, funding and providing logistics to those interested in being part of IS. According to intelligence reports, the UAE authorities suspect that the 13 Indians were planning to travel, one by one, to Syria, possibly via Yemen or Turkey, and were in the process of organizing funds and logistics.
With the identification of another 13 Indian nationals trying to join the IS, once again the debate over the impact of the ISIS on the Indian sub-continent has surfaced. The effects of those who have successfully undergone training in Syria and reaching their home soil may prove to be dangerous as they will be used as sleeper cells by the ISIS.
With the Indians who were trying to join the terror outfit increasing, there are equal chances of IS trying to expand its roots over the Indian soil, the Times of India reports.