India believes Pakistan used F-16 fighters in retaliatory raids in 2019 after Indian air strikes on terrorist camp in Pakistan's Balakot.
Mumbai Police chief Vivek Phansalkar said one of the messages said that six people will execute the attack, while another mentioned that preparations were on to blow up the city.
Al-Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri, in a video also showered praises on Karnataka college student Muskan Khan for confronting a group of students opposing hijab in her college in early February.
Afghan Interim Defence Minister Mullah Muhammad Yaqoob had last week alleged that Pakistan was allowing the US to operate drones from its soil against the war-torn country.
Indian girl Muskaan Khan’s father, distanced himself from Al-Qaeda Chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri’s comments, terming them as ‘wrong’ and said he and his family were living peacefully in India.
Karnataka Hijab Row: At the peak of hijab row in February, Muskan Khan, a second-year BCom student in Mandya was heckled by a group of students, wearing saffron shawl, for entering the college with hijab.
The MQ-9B drone is a variant of the MQ-9 'Reaper' which was used to launch a modified version of the Hellfire missile that eliminated al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in the heart of Kabul last month.