February 25, 2016
APA Syrian Kurdish sniper surveys the Syrian city of Ain al-Arab, also known as Kobani. Though components made by Indian firms were used in explosives used by the extremists, there was no illegality on the part of the companies, the CAR report says. File photo.
51 firms produced, sold or received 700 components used by jihadists
Products from at least seven Indian companies figure in a large supply of components that have ended up in explosives used by Islamic State terrorists, according to a study released on Thursday.
The European Union-funded 20-month-long study by the Conflict Armament Research (CAR) states that the seven Indian companies “manufactured most of the detonators, detonating cord, and safety fuses documented” by their field investigation teams. However, there was no illegality on the part of the Indian companies, the report says.