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India Security Conclave, 2015 Organised by Crux Creative Solutions

Nov 25, 2015

Publisher: Jagran

NEW DELHI: Describing Islamic State as the latest security challenge, minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said efforts by the jihadi outfit to recruit Indian youth were very much on. The statement comes even as intelligence inputs suggest that nearly 58 foreign fighters, including two Indians, have deserted the IS since January 2014.

"Latest challenge of ours is IS. Although we do not have that level of threat or presence as in Europe, but we have to acknowledge that efforts for recruitment (by IS) are on," Rijiju told reporters on the sidelines of India Security Conclave organized by Cruz Creative Solutions to mark the seventh anniversary of 26/11 attacks.

Stating that Indian security forces were vigilant and successful in containing the IS threat, he said there was need to stop any attempt to radicalize the youth. "We have to concentrate on youth and work on de-radicalization, identify areas and institutes where such things can happen," he said.