New Delhi: A close watch is being kept on terror group Islamic State by security agencies which have been also directed to identify potential recruits and keep them under surveillance, Rajya Sabha was told on Wednesday.
Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary said the Islamic State uses both positive and negative imagery to attract recruits around the world. "However, it has influenced/attracted very few youths from India," he said in his reply to a written question.
The National Investigation Agency and police in a few states have registered cases and arrested some active members, he said, adding that the government is closely monitoring the situation.
"Intelligence and security agencies are directed to identify potential recruits and keep them under surveillance, if necessary. The cyber space is being closely monitored," he said.
Central agencies and state governments are assessing the threat posed by Islamic State and devising strategies to deal with it, he said.