NEW DELHI: A close watch is being kept on terror group ISIS by security agencies which have been also directed to identify potential recruits and keep them under surveillance, Rajya Sabha was told today.
Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary said the ISIS or ISIL or Daesh 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 ISIS/ISIL and devising strategies to deal with it, he said.