Manohar Parrikar Concerned Over Rampant Use Of Internet By ISIS For Recruitment

23/11/2015 12:30 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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India's Minister of state for Defense Manohar Parrikar takes part in the third Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Defence Ministers-PLUS meeting in Subang on November 4, 2015. A meeting of Asia-Pacific defence ministers has scrapped plans for a joint declaration after the Chinese delegation lobbied to block mention of Beijing's island-building activities in the disputed South China Sea, a US defence official said November 4. AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday expressed concern over the widespread use of the internet by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIS) to recruit more followers and garner major support.

"Daesh (ISIS) is using internet for recruitment and support and are using it for their cause. We need to enhance our capabilities so that we protect ourselves against such cyber attacks," Parrikar said while addressing the DEFCOM 2015 here.

Following the 13/11 carnage in Paris, ISIS supporters had taken to twitter to gloat about the coordinated attacks, celebrating and lauding the massacre using the hateful hashtag #parisburns.

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