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India alert to IS threat, says Rajnath Singh

India alert to IS threat, says Rajnath Singh
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India is alert to the threat posed by the Islamic State (ISIS), Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday, a day after his ministry warned of a possible attack in the country by the terror group whose gunmen killed nearly 130 people in Paris last Friday. \"ISIS is not a threat for any particular country, but for the entire world. India is alert about ISIS,\" Rajnath told reporters in New Delhi.

NEW DELHI: India is alert to the threat posed by the Islamic State (ISIS), Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday, a day after his ministry warned of a possible attack in the country by the terror group whose gunmen killed nearly 130 people in Paris last Friday.

"ISIS is not a threat for any particular country, but for the entire world. India is alert about ISIS," Rajnath told reporters in New Delhi.

The Indian security establishment suggests that around 20-odd Indians are currently fighting for ISIS in Iraq-Syria.

They include two youths from Kalyan in the outskirts of Mumbai, an Australia-based Kashmiri, a man from Telangana, one from Karnataka, one Oman-based Indian and a Singapore-based Indian.

"Though the ISIS has not been able to establish any significant presence in India, its success in radicalizing some youth, attracting certain sections of the local population or the Indian diaspora to physically participate in its activities or the possibility of piggy-backing on terrorist groups operating in India have opened up the possibility of ISIS-sponsored terrorist action on Indian territory," an advisory issued by the home ministry on Monday said.

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