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We received 'very general' info from US on Headley plans: Rao

India today maintained that it had received only "very general" information from the US, prior to 26/11, about Lashkar-e Taiba terrorist David Headley's plans of attacks in Mumbai.

delhi Updated: Oct 22, 2010 21:09 IST

India on Friday maintained that it had received only "very general" information from the US, prior to 26/11, about Lashkar-e Taiba terrorist David Headley's plans of attacks in Mumbai .

"In the last few months, once Headley case surfaced, we have had interactions and exchanges with the American authorities into investigations," Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao told reporters.

"Before 26/11, we did not have anything more than very general, non-specific information on these warnings and threats," she said.

Rao was responding when asked to comment on US Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake's statement that Washington had passed on information to India on Headley's plans.

Headley's two wives had reportedly told FBI over a year prior to the Mumbai attacks that he was working with LeT and planning attacks in India.

Media reports have suggested that the US did not pass on these specific inputs to India, which could have helped avert 26/11 strikes.