India is taking full care of ISIS threat: Ram Madhav

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Male Published: Sep 04, 2019, 10:27 PM(IST)

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"ISIS terror group, which is hitherto a problem in West Asia, has slowly started expanding its tentacles into the Indian Ocean region, certain countries have already become a target of terror activities," he said while speaking to ANI after the conclusion of the Indian Ocean Conference (IOC).

India is conscious of threats emanating from the ISIS and is taking necessary precautions, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav said on Wednesday.

"ISIS terror group, which is hitherto a problem in West Asia, has slowly started expanding its tentacles into the Indian Ocean region, certain countries have already become a target of terror activities," he said while speaking to ANI after the conclusion of the Indian Ocean Conference (IOC).

"So far as India is concerned, we are conscious of our threats and challenges emanating from west Asia. We are taking necessary precautions," added Madhav, who is also director of India Foundation.

"Indian government is taking full care that India doesn`t provide space for any such an organisation," he said.

Securing the Indian Ocean was one of the main themes of discussion at the two-day conference. Madhav said one of the threats that region faces is terrorism. 

"One of the threats that the Indian Ocean region faces is terrorism and in that, we have multiple state-sponsored and non-stake actors among which is ISIS also. Some countries in the region already have the experience of ISIS terror. So naturally regional powers express concerns over growing ISIS shadow over these countries," said Madhav.

Leaders of Sri Lanka and the Maldives also underlined during the conference the need to forge strategy in tackling ISIS. 

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