Originally Posted by scourge
Indian get hit by terrorist attacks by various groups every day. Commies , Muslims , Christian , etc. Sadly , it would probably be another day for India. They'd end up responding to the attack by Al Qaeda like they do with their own homegrown terrorist groups more than likely.
Although India may have more terrorist problems than U.S., I doubt terrorist attacks that kill 5000 people are a daily occurrence for them.
To the OP: maybe Pakistan cozies up to Al Qaeda? My knowledge on Afghanistan-Pakistan-India politics is poor at best, but my understanding is that Pakistan was allies to Taliban but was willing to throw Al Qaeda under the bus to score points with America. In this scenario, Pakistan may see Al Qaeda as a useful proxy to use against India.
As for how the rest of the world reacts, probably along the lines "People killed in India by terrorists? Realy sad. Oh well, they aren't important westerners. Moving on.". Same conclusion was reached on WI: Al Qaeda targets Russia instead of America?