Security around the India-Africa Forum Summit in New Delhi has been beefed up after intelligence officials reportedly claimed that terrorist the Islamic State and Boko Haram militant groups could try to disrupt proceedings.
The threat perception has been assigned a “very high” status with the possibility of a terror strike aimed at dignitaries attending the summit, reported the Times of India. The Foreign Region Registration Office and the Delhi Police are keeping a tab on African nationals who have arrived in Delhi in the last week, said the report.
The Islamic State, which mainly operates in Syria and Iraq, has been trying to mark its presence in the Indian subcontinent. It recently claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on Shia Muslims in Bangladesh on Saturday, which killed a teenage boy and wounded almost 100 others. Boko Haram is an extremist organisation that grew in Nigeria and has declared allegiance to the Islamic State.