Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, who was killed in a US attack in Afghanistan this weekend, had tried for years to enter Kashmir, with little or no success. However, his terror equipment has consistently threatened India, including once this year.
Al Zawahiri has drawn parallels between Kashmir and Palestine in the past, and has also criticized Islamic countries such as Saudi Arabia for supporting India.
The al-Qaeda-affiliated Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind was established in 2017 in Kashmir, but was terminated after the terrorist Zakir Musa was taken out.
In 2014, Al Zawahiri made his first statement on India, talking about Islamic unity.
In April of this year, he made a statement following the hijab controversy.
In June, he issued this statement threatening suicide bombers on Delhi, Mumbai and Uttar Pradesh.