Islamic State Unable To Gain Foothold in India : Home Minister Rajnath Singh

Islamic State Unable To Gain Foothold in India : Home Minister Rajnath Singh

New Delhi : India’s home minister Rajnath Singh said June 3 that the Islamic State group has been unable to gain a foothold in the country even though India has the world’s second-largest Muslim population. Indian security agencies are keeping a close watch on Islamic State’s activities and have been successful in countering the challenges posed by the group, Singh

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NIA arrests JKH chief : Terror group recruited youth for Islamic State

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New Delhi : On Monday, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested the president of the Junood-ul-Khalifa-Fil-Hind (JKH), a terror group that has pledged loyalty to the Islamic State and which is responsible for sending recruits from India to Syria, reports said. Mumbai Mirror reported that the accused, Amjad Khan, 37, who was recently deported from Saudi Arabia, allegedly founded the

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Pro-Islamic State channel describes Saifullah as ‘soldier of the Caliphate’

Pro-Islamic State channel describes Saifullah as ‘soldier of the Caliphate’

New Delhi : Indian officials said they were verifying a message posted by a pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel which identified Saifullah, who was killed in an encounter in Lucknow earlier this week, as a soldier of the Caliphate. This is the first time that any IS-supported channel on mobile application-Telegram has owned up Saifullah, who was part of the

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Lucknow encounter confirms Islamic State threat to India is near and real

Lucknow encounter confirms Islamic State threat to India is near and real

New Delhi : The Madhya Pradesh Police on Tuesday blamed the Islamic State for the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train which injured nine people. Closely connected to this attack was the 12-hour long encounter in Lucknow, in which the Uttar Pradesh ATS gunned down a suspected terrorist linked to the Khoarasan module of the Islamic State. “After opening the doors of the

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Lucknow encounter: Islamic State suspect killed after 12-hour anti-terror operation

Lucknow encounter: Saifullah’s ‘Khurasan’ module and the ISIS threat to India

The MP train blast, sources said, was only to determine the extent of damage and the response of Indian security agencies New Delhi : The explosion that hit the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train in Madhya Pradesh yesterday has sent alarm bells ringing across India’s security establishment. Few hours after the blast, that left ten people injured, it was linked to an

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Two arrested in Goa (India) for distributing Islamic State pamphlets

Superintendent of Police (North Goa) Umesh Gaonkar

Panaji : Two persons, who were arrested in Goa (India) for distributing pamphlets with IS written on them, were released by the district administration on Tuesday. Addressing a press conference here, Superintendent of Police (North Goa) Umesh Gaonkar also said that verification of their antecedents had not revealed any terror links. He added that the content of the pamphlets seized

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Unholy nexus: IS sympathisers in India use al Qaeda software for secrecy

Unholy nexus: IS sympathisers in India use al Qaeda software for secrecy

New Delhi : A group of alleged Islamic State (IS) sympathisers, conspiring to target police stations in Hyderabad, used a host of encrypted applications, including one developed by al Qaeda’s propaganda arm, in order to keep their communication secure, the National Investigation Agency has said. Al-Fajr Media Centre distributes al Qaeda’s online propaganda material. Its technical branch al-Fajr Technical Committee

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NIA chargesheet against Mohammed Masiuddin: IS man planned attack on Mother House in Kolkata

NIA chargesheet against Mohammed Masiuddin: IS man planned attack on Mother House

Considered it frequented by foreigners; wanted revenge for attacks against Libya, Syria: Sources Kolkata : Suspected Islamic state member Mohammed Masiuddin alias Musa, 25, allegedly had planned to attack the Mother House, headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity located in Mullick Bazar in Kolkata. This is according to a December 23 chargesheet filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in

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