PC does damage control, says US shared info on Headley
Claiming that intelligence sharing between India and US is extremely good, Home Minister P Chidambaram today said, the US did share information on Headley with India even after 26/11.delhi Updated: Nov 01, 2010 16:23 IST
Claiming that intelligence sharing between India and US is extremely good, Home Minister P Chidambaram today said, the US did share information on Headley with India even after 26/11.
Addressing a press conference on Monday in New Delhi Chidambaram said, what US knew and when they knew about David Headley vis-a-vis 26/11 is a matter under full review in US and that they will share it with India once the review is over.
Extradition of David Headley is an option that India will continue to pursue, he added.
India's External Affairs minister SM Krishna had publicly stated that the US had only shared "very general" and "non-specific" information before the Mumbai terror attacks.
This was reinforced by Indian Home Secretary GK Pillai, who expressed "disappointment" that the US had not shared information on Headley.
"Had they done so, at least after the horrific Mumbai attacks, Headley could have been nabbed as he travelled to India in March 2009," Pillai said.
US officials have asserted that there has been regular supply of information and sought to downplay the controversy, stressing that expanding counter-terror cooperations will be among important issues that will be on the table when Obama holds talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.