Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri's announcement of the creation of a South Asian branch of his outfit to "raise the flag of jihad" in the Indian subcontinent has already sent jitters across India and other South Asian countries.
Days after al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri announced the creation of a South Asian branch of his outfit to "raise the flag of jihad" in the Indian subcontinent, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the video is still being examined for authenticity.
Two days after al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri announced the creation of a South Asian branch of his outfit to "raise the flag of jihad" in the Indian subcontinent, a US intelligence analyst accused the Pakistani military of `stage-managing` the terror outfit's latest advance into India.
Two days after the reported creation of a new al Qaeda wing in the Indian subcontinent, Indian Air Force chief Air Marshal Arup Raha on Friday acknowledged threat from al Qaeda-like agencies but said the nation is prepared for it.
Al Qaeda, which has announced the creation of a separate wing for India, wants to portray Prime Minister Narendra Modi as an enemy of Islam and as such India should take its threat "very seriously", a well-known American counter-terror expert said on Friday even as the US tried to downplay the terrorist outfit's capabilities.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday maintained that the NDA government will take all necessary steps to face the challenge thrown open by al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri`s declaration of a new terror outfit in South Asia.
As the Islamic State continues hogging headlines after every barbaric act, an overshadowed al Qaeda is gearing up to get its old steam back as its leader Ayman al Zawahiri on Wednesday announced the formation of a new terror branch in the Indian subcontinent, besides vowing obeisance to Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar.
In a chilling reminder to India`s new government under Narendra Modi of the perils that be, al Qaeda has reportedly released a video calling upon Muslims in Kashmir to follow example of Iraqis and Syrians and revolt against the authorities.