An ISIS terrorist seized by the Russian security services for plotting an assault in India has admitted to the Russian news agency that he was planning an attack on “one of the representatives of the ruling circles of India.”

The apprehended terrorist stated that he intended to carry out the crime in response to the controversy sparked by his statements.

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The terrorist may be seen stating in a video released by the Russian Federation’s FSB in Russia that he was meant to seek retribution in India “for insulting the Prophet.”

The terrorist, who was recruited as a suicide bomber in Turkey by an ISIS leader, stated that he intended to conduct terrorism against a member of India’s ruling circles by blowing himself up.

“I was supposed to be given things there to commit a terrorist attack at the behest of the IS for insulting the Prophet Muhammad,” TASS quoted the man.

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The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) announced the arrest of a suicide bomber, a member of the ISIS terrorist organisation, who was planning a terrorist assault on a member of India’s leadership elite.

According to Sputnik, the authority stated in a statement, “Russia’s FSB identified and detained a member of the Islamic State international terrorist organization banned in Russia, a native of a country in the Central Asian region, who planned to commit a terrorist act by blowing himself up against one of the representatives of the ruling circles of India.”

According to the Home Ministry, the Central Government has designated ISIS and all of its manifestations as terrorist organisations and listed them in the First Schedule to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

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ISIS is known to spread its ideas through different internet-based social media platforms. The agencies concerned are keeping a careful eye on cyberspace in this regard, and action is being taken in accordance with the law.

The terrorist apprehended by Russian officials was presumably inspired by the recent Prophet statement controversy, in which a spokesperson for an Indian political party made a remark on national television that enraged various West Asian countries.

India denounced the party spokesperson’s remarks and reaffirmed its relations with Middle Eastern countries.

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Earlier this month, Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs Affairs V Muraleedharan denied any suggestions that comments by political party leaders in India have harmed India’s positive relations with Arab countries.

Muraleedharan made statements in Rajya Sabha in a written response to unstarred questions.

“No. India shares historic and friendly relations with Arab countries which have strengthened significantly in past few years in different domains including political, trade and investment, defence, security, science and technology, culture and people-to-people ties,” he wrote.

The minister also stated that the administration remains committed to building connections with Arab states that share the government’s vision.