In his discussion on the reason of the video being circulated Amb. Soni said it was the lack of limelight on Al Qaeda operations since the last drone attacks and ISIS taking front stage that they released the video. It should be taken seriously though the levels of worrying should be controlled as they clearly want to judge the new formed government and are aware of the troubled areas of India due to which they are targeting North eastern states and Myanmar.
He expressed that it showed signs of unison against terror when NATO countries got together and formed the rapid reaction force to help combat against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, though he emphasized that they need to tread cautiously here and that we work with an empower the local Kurdish forces and enter only if a border is breached rather than going all out on their own.
Upon being asked if it was a recruitment drive he emphasized that we have to look at this inclusively as the problem is of youths being frustrated with no jobs in the market due to instability and lack of economic activities in the region be it Syria, Palestine or Iraq which makes them an easy target as they are disillusioned, so the society need to address this by making sure the youth doesn't get delineated and feels included.