The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Obama administration has been putting great pressure on India of late to join a US-led coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. It may take advantage of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s presence in New York at the moment to make India fall in line with its plans.
The Government of India must, under no circumstances, fall prey to these machinations. It must never join any unilateral U.S. initiative of this sort, no matter how strongly such an initiative is portrayed as defending “humanity” against “the forces of barbarism”.
Any international response to the ISIS must have the sanction of the United Nations, without which it carries no legitimacy.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) warns the Modi government that it must never deviate from this basic position which India has always upheld and which commands a consensus in the country.