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India on high alert as threats of an Islamic State attack loom large
The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has told said India is on a high alert due to the threat posed by the Islamic States (IS). This came after a warning by the Home Ministry about the possible attack in the country by the terror group which recently gunned down 130 people in Paris.

The notification issued by the Home Ministry said that IS threat is looming large on India and five states and four cities are said to be on the IS radar in India. And states like Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Assam are more at risk.

Rajnath said, "ISIS is not a threat for any particular country, but for the entire world. India is alert about ISIS," as reported by TOI.

There are reports that around 20 Indians are currently fighting for ISIS in Iraq-Syria. It includes two youths from Kalyan on the outskirts of Mumbai, an Australia-based Kashmiri, a man from Telangana, one from Karnataka, one Oman-based Indian and a Singapore-based Indian.

According to an advisory issued by the home ministry on Monday, they said that, although ISIS has not been able to establish itself in India, but still it has succeeded in radicalizing some youths, and some sections of local population in India. So their are possibilities of ISIS-sponsored terrorist action on Indian territory.

Meanwhile, security has been tightened in Delhi near the embassies of France, US, UK, Germany, Russia, Australia, Turkey and Israel.

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