Russia urges India to fight IS


Moscow wants New Delhi to do more than giving moral support to its air-strikes on Islamic State militants in Syria and may discuss possibilities of “joint actions” by Russia and India to curb the growing terror outfits, particularly in Afghanistan.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday will focus on strengthening bilateral cooperation in combating international terrorism. Putin is likely to brief Modi about Russian air-strikes on IS facilities in Syria. The two leaders are likely to discuss ways to prevent IS spreading its tentacles in Afghanistan-Pakistan region and rest of Central and South Asia.