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India not immune to ISIS threat, says UAE

UAE has warned India that it is not immune to the threats of dreaded terror group the Islamic State. As per a report in NDTV, UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, has warned that India faces serious threat from ISIS.

Dr Gargash told the channel - "This is a long-term threat we need to cooperate, need to have zero intolerance. There are no grey areas, we need to tackle this threat and nobody is immune. If you think you are immune, you are going to be negligent and you are going to be hit. Everybody... whether India or the UAE."

Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan is due to visit India next week. The report also said that over the past year, about a dozen Indians with links to the ISIS had been deported from the UAE.

When asked about Pakistan's efforts in cracking down on terror groups, he said - "The UAE doesn't see a grey area in our rejection of terrorism, whether by a non-government group or whether sponsored by governments, we put all that in the same pile, terrorism is terrorism." "There are no good terrorists and bad terrorists", he added.

"We need greater cooperation. Like in Iraq, we want to see a more comprehensive approach. We can't geographically identify areas and say, this area suffers from terrorism. I can't come and say, if something happens in Mumbai, that it is out of vision or sight. It is something that is related. Anti-ISIS needs a ground component, not troops. UAE has always said we want to be a part of this ground component... to train to lead. This is where is has been frustratingly slow," he further said.

PM Narendra Modi had visited UAE in August. He became the first Indian PM to do so in three decades.

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