India is taking a giant global step. It will now walk shoulder to shoulder with the US and other world top powers in the fight on terror. A day after the UNSC passed a resolution urging all nations to join the global war on ISIS, India has decided to commit soldiers to any prospective United Nation’s piloted initiative.
The government’s decision is unprecedented because it means now Indian braves will see action in any UN-led move to put boots down in Syria to attack the Islamic State led by Abu-Bakr-Al-Bhagdadi.
The decision has come just days after the United State’s Defence Secretary Ashton Carter met with his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar. While this move is being welcomed as an assertion of India’s frontline state status in the war on terror by experts, there are some in India that warn against adventurism for a variety of reasons.