Don’t trouble trouble unless trouble troubles you.
ISIS is no danger to India. Joining USA’s Coalition of the willing in fight against ISIS is of no benefit to India. It can damage India.
First of all there are Indian hostages in ISIS territory. If India joins the fight ISIS can behead Indians one by one. The outrage and uproar that will cause in India will be uncontrollable. India was able to get nurses released from territory but failed to get construction labourers released. How did that happen? Was there any secret understanding that ISIS can keep construction labourers in release for nurses?
ISIS is neither an existential nor an immediate nor a clear nor a present danger to India. ISIS was the creation of USA and its allies who wanted to pull down Bashar Al-Assad in Syria. As long as ISIS operated in Syria, USA and its allies had no problem. When ISIS expanded into Iraq and conquered some villages and small cities USA and its allies had no problem. The problem started when ISIS conquered Mosul and Tikrit and other territories and driving out Christians, Yezidis and Shias. USA was alarmed. It started bombing ISIS areas in Iraq. ISIS beheaded two Americans. Then USA with Jordan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Qatar bombed ISIS areas in Syria. Cruise missiles were used. Drones could have sufficed. Perhaps USA wants to give business to cruise missile makers. Oil refineries were destroyed. That will give business to American contractors.
Barack Obama does not want to put boots on the ground. War is unpopular with Americans. Air strikes are generally safe.
There are some who twist facts to justify India joining fight against ISIS. Someone said ISIS is already in India. Lashkar- e- Toiba and Indian Mujahudden are ISIS. That is wrong. Lashkar- e- Toiba and Indian Mujahudden existed before ISIS.
Another argument is that all Indians working in Gulf countries are hostages. That is ridiculous. There is no danger to Indian workers in Gulf countries from ISIS. ISIS is in no position to attack Gulf countries, leave alone conquer them.
Barack Obama said we underestimated ISIS. Then some said we had told about dangers from ISIS to Congressional Committee. Then Obama said we overestimated Iraq’s capacity to withstand ISIS.
Someone said Iraqi Generals were bribed by Gulf countries to let ISIS win. Those Generals are enjoying life outside Iraq with the money they got.
After one person jumped the fence of White House there is question of Secret Service’s ability to secure White House. He cleared five security rings. The front door was unlocked. He reached East Room. Congressional Committee grilled Secret Service Director Julia Pierson on security lapses.
There is report that support for ISIS is growing in Jordan. ISIS has support in Turkey and Egypt. For Egypt’s government Muslim Brotherhood is a problem. ISIS is recruiting teens through social media.
India should not join fight against ISIS. Let those who created ISIS deal with it.