On Tuesday, Indian government officials said they were evaluating the impact of the drone operation that killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Kabul on July 30, a day after the United States made that announcement.
Al-Qaeda, in contrast to other terrorist organizations, is governed by a strong ideology that has no regard for geographical boundaries, according to an official.
Only 18 Indians are confirmed to have joined al-Qaeda between 2012 and 2015, according to a Delhi Police officer, who also noted that there were many more people who had pledged loyalty to the organization.
Five of them are in jail, while the remaining four have fled. According to G.P. Singh, Special Director-General of Police in Assam, 22 people connected to or motivated by the ideology of the international terrorist organization have been detained by the police since February.