Guwahati, Nov 30: Asif Ibrahim, the Director of Intelligence Bureau (DIB), once again alerted Indians while saying that terror outfits, -- ISIS and al-Qaeda possess serious threat for the country.
Speaking at the Director General of Police/ Inspector General of Police (DGP/IGPs) Conference in Guwahati on Sunday, Nov 30 was quoted as saying, "Islamic State, al-Qaeda a serious challenge for India."
"Security scenario in north-eastern area is still fragile," Ibrahim added.
Earlier on Saturday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, "On the basis of the capability of the security forces I can say that we are ready to face any kind of challenge."
The HM also spoke about the challenges India is facing from terror networks across the world.
"On the basis of the capability of the security forces I can say that we are ready to face any kind of challenge", he said.
On many youth from the country who are travelling to middle-east countries to join Islamic State, a relatively new terror group in Iraq and Syria, he said, "There are some misguided youth who are getting attracted to join organisations like the ISIS. We are concerned about the youngsters who are getting drawn to such groups".
"We can't take al-Qaeda's threat of turning India into an Islamic country lightly. We should consider it a challenge", he said.
Earlier this year, there were reports of al-Qaeda launching an India wing to focus on more attacks in the country.
(With agency inputs)