New Delhi: 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), claimed BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday.
Expressing happiness over the development, the BJP leader said the development would help the ties between India and the US reach new heights. US President Barack Obama hosted a private dinner for Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on Monday night.
However, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin rejected Swamy’s claim, saying Obama and Modi did not discuss ISIS issue on Monday night but will do so on Tuesday.
Forty Indians are still in captivity in Iraq. So far, more than 40 countries have joined the all-out efforts of the United States of America in creating a global coalition against the Islamic State terror group.
While India was able to secure the release of 46 nurses held captive, another 40 nationals, working on projects near Mosul in Iraq, were kidnapped by ISIS militants in early June. ISIL militants have executed two American journalists and a British aid worker in Syria, prompting the West to join hands to combat the terror group.