Al Qaeda has announced that there will be a new branch of Al Qaeda in India. Al Qaeda is struggling to compete with ISIS (also known as Islamic State), its rival extremist institution. However, according to K.C. Singh, a retired diplomat and former counter-terrorism coordinator for the Indian Foreign Ministry, “We’ve never really heard of Indian boys being recruited by Al Qaeda…. If I was in the government, I would consider the Islamic State a more serious threat.” ISIS has recently gained recruits from even the US and UK. Al Qaeda and ISIS were closely tied together in the past, but recently Al Qaeda decided to disown ISIS reportedly because of their brutality.
Contributor: Ashni Nadguada