Skip to comments.US shares info with India on Headley's ISI links
Posted on 11/29/2009 1:54:21 AM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
The US Saturday disclosed to India new information linking the anti-terror plot hatched by expatriates David Coleman Headley and Tahawuur Rana with some elements in the ISI and said it will reveal the name of a key Pakistani national linked to the Mumbai carnage in a week's time.
The disclosure came when National Security Adviser MK Narayanan held talks with CIA chief Leon Panetta in New Delhi on Saturday, reliable sources said.
The new information given by the US reinforces Indian investigations that have pointed to links between Headley and Rana, who were arrested by the FBI in Chicago last month in connection with a Laskhar-e-Taiba terror plot against India, with the Mumbai carnage.
The latest disclosures nearly coincide with the first anniversary of the Mumbai carnage.
Two key suspects in the Headley-Rana case have been arrested by Pakistan, the sources said.
The two officials also discussed finer details of a counter-terror plot that is expected to be signed after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh holds talks with US President Barack Obama in the White House Tuesday.
The counter-terror pact seeks to take existing cooperation in this area between India and the US to a new level by focusing on closer coordination of intelligence agencies and the US sharing the latest surveillance and interdiction technologies with India.
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OTTAWA CITIZEN.com: "NEW SUSPECT LINKED TO CARTOON PLOT Man detained at behest of FBI may have connection" (SNIPPET: "Illyas Kashmiri, a former Pakistani military officer and now a reputed commander of the Pakistan-based Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) militant group, is believed to have been detained by Pakistan at the behest of the FBI, according to an unconfirmed report in The Times of India." SNIPPET: "If confirmed, Kashmiri's arrest will expand the global nature of the case, which already has connections to Chicago, Copenhagen, Mumbai and Kanata.") (November 24, 2009)
HINDUSTAN TIMES.com (PRESS TRUST OF INDIA): London - "PAKISTANI FATHER-SON DUO HELD IN ITALY OVER MUMBAI ATTACKS" (SNIPPET: "They said Indian agencies are also trying to find out whether the arrested persons had any links with David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana...") (Last updated November 21, 2009, 15:01 IST)
PAJAMAS MEDIA.com - blog: "U.S. NOW EXPORTS TERROR: AMERICAN LINKED TO MUMBAI ATTACK A Chicago-area raid looks to have captured a planner of the massacre." by Rusty Shackleford (November 17, 2009)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - For The Record - blog: "BOLLYWOOD ACTOR CAST IN REAL-LIFE CHICAGO TERROR PLOT" (November 16, 2009)
GLOBAL SECURITY NEWSWIRE.org (REUTERS): "SECURITY INCREASED AT INDIAN NUCLEAR SITES OVER POSSIBLE ATTACK" (November 16, 2009)
GLOBAL SECURITY NEWSWIRE.org (AP): "PAKISTANI TERRORISTS PLOTTING NEW ATTACKS IN INDIA, SINGH WARNS" (August 17, 2009)
TIMES OF INDIA: New Delhi - "HOTELS TOLD TO KEEP EYE ON FOREIGNERS" by Dwaipayan Ghosh, TNN (SNIPPET: "The David Headley case has spurred Delhi Police into stepping up its vigil on foreign tourists...") (November 16, 2009, 12:43 am IST)
TELEGRAPH INDIA.com: 'HEADLEY MAPPED ALL '26/11 TARGETS' - U.S. SUSPECT POSED AS JEW: POLICE" by Samyabrata Ray Goswami (SNIPPET: "The FBI seized a book called HOW TO PRAY LIKE A JEW from him at the time of his arrest in Chicago. He had prepared himself thoroughly to pose as a Jew," the officer said.") (November 15, 2009)SOUTH ASIA ANALYSIS GROUP - Paper no. 3506: "THE 313 BRIGADE - International Terrorism Monitor - Paper No. 579" by B. Raman (SNIPPET: "20. Ilyas sees himself as another Khalid Sheikh Mohammad and wants to carry out a spectacular terrorist strike in a Western country. The purpose of his trying to use David Coleman Headley, of Chicago arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation at Chicago on October 3, 2009, was for an attack on the Danish journal, which carried caricatures of the Prophet in 2005. A perusal of the FBI's affidavit against Headley shows that while Ilyas wanted a Mumbai -- 26/11 style attack in Copenhagen, Headley felt that a more feasible option would be to assassinate the cartoonist and his Editor.") (November 16, 2009)INDIAN EXPRESS.com - News: "HEADLEY AT THE TAJ, RANA ACROSS INDIA" (SNIPPET: "Meanwhile, a real estate agent, Sunny Singh, presented himself to the media today claiming that Headley approached him as recently as just over a month ago looking to rent an apartment in Bandra. "He came with a woman called Anna whom he introduced as his wife. He told me he had come with a reference from another woman named Marina," Singh claimed. "He was willing to pay around Rs 50,000 and a deal was nearly final but things did not work out when he refused to give his visa documents and a letter from his employer."") (Posted November 14, 2009, 0927 hrs)
LONG WAR JOURNAL - Threat Matrix - blog: "PAKISTANI GENERALS LINKED TO U.S. TERROR SUSPECTS" by Bill Roggio (November 13, 2009)
News.REDIFF.com: "HEADLEY MAY BE MISSING CLUE TO 26/11 PUZZLE" (SNIPPET: "Investigations showed that during his first visit to Mumbai in the year 2007, he stayed at the Taj Mahal hotel for nearly 10 days. As per investigations, Headley checked into room number 1809 in the Taj Mahal hotel and stayed there between April 20 and 30 2007. The IB says that this information is being verified and would prove crucial to the 26/11 probe." SNIPPET: "Another interesting detail that has cropped up during Headley's interrogation is that he shared direct links with the Pakistan Army through his accomplice Tahawwur Hussain Rana, whose two brothers are Brigadiers.") (November 13, 2009, 18:44 IST)
NEWS.MSN.com: "FBI GETS 60 DAYS TO FILE CHARGES AGAINST INDIA TERROR PLOTTERS" (SNIPPET: "Chicago courts chief Judge James F. Holderman has extended till next Jan 1, the period of filing indictment against the accused duo, David Coleman Headley, a Pakistan-born American national, and his Pakistan-born Canadian associate Tahawwur Hussain Rana.") (November 12, 2009)
SOUTH ASIA ANALYSIS GROUP - Paper no. 3500: "Extracts from FBI Affidavit Regarding Headley's Contacts With Individual A & Let Member A: International Terrorism Monitor - Paper No. 575" by B. Raman (November 11, 2009)
INDIA-SERVER.com: India - "GOVT WARNS CITIZENS AGAINST TERROR ATTACKS IN FIVE MAJOR CITIES" (SNIPPET: "This Home Ministry alert is based on the inputs available from FBI, which they obtained while interrogating David Headley. It is supported by Indian intelligence agencies' inputs. Reports have mentioned that Headley was in Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Agra and Ahmedabad between 2006 and 2009 and hence the alerts are mainly for these cities.") (Last updated November 12, 2009)
CHICAGO TRIBUNE.com: "U.S. CITES AL-QAIDA DVDs IN PRESSING FOR SUSPECT'S DETAINMENT Chicago man allegedly plotted to attack Danish newspaper, target in India" by Jeff Coen (SNIPPET: "A federal judge could decide on Nov. 19 whether to release Rana, owner of a Chicago immigration business and a Grundy County meat processing plant, on bond pending trial.") (November 10, 2009)
OSINT.INTERNET-HAGANAH.com: "HEADLEY & RANA - FROM CHICAGO TO COPENHAGEN WITH LOVE" (SNIPPET: "My read of the complaints is that Headley was involved in ongoing efforts to support Pakistan-based terrorist outfits, primarily by travelling to prospective sites of future targets and conducting surveillance. I suspect that there is more to Rana providing support to Headley than just the fact that they both attended the same military academy.") (October 30, 2009)
TIMES OF INDIA: Washington - "TOP PAK DIPLOMAT KNEW U.S. LASHKAR OPERATIVES: FBI" (SNIPPET: "Pakistan's Consul General in Chicago personally knew both David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana, nabbed by the FBI for planning to carry out a major terror attack in India at the behest of LeT, the US authorities have claimed.") (October 30, 2009, 2:02 pm IST)
Chicago.FBI.gov - DOJ Press Release: Chicago - "TWO CHICAGO MEN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH ALLEGED ROLES IN FOREIGN TERROR PLOT THAT FOCUSED ON TARGETS IN DENMARK" (SNIPPET: "The defendants charged in separate criminal complaints unsealed today in U.S. District Court in Chicago are David Coleman Headley, 49, and Tahawwur Hussain Rana, 48, also known as Tahawar Rana...") (October 27, 2009)
DINAH LORD - blog (WBBM780.com): "BREAKING: 2 MEN ARRESTED IN CHICAGO ON TERROR CHARGES" (SNIPPET: "WBBM's Regine Schlesinger reports the US Attorney's office in Chicago alleges that 49 year old David Coleman Headley. an American citizen who changed his name from Daood Gilani, and 48 year old Tahawar Rana, a Canadian citizen who lives in Chicago, were involved in a plot to support or carry out terror attacks.") (October 27, 2009, 9:26 am)
CHICAGO TRIBUNE.com: "2ND CHICAGO MAN TIED TO TERROR PLOT Man taken into custody at O'Hare was allegedly to meet with people linked to terrorist organizations" by Hal Dardick and Jeff Coen (SNIPPET: "The man was taken into custody Oct. 3 before he boarded a flight at O'Hare International Airport to Philadelphia, the first stop on a trip to Pakistan..." SNIPPET: "The owner of the plant, Tahawar Hussain Rana, also of Chicago, was arrested at his North Side home the same day as the raid on First World Management Services in Kinsman, northwest of Dwight." SNIPPET: "Rana financially supported the man involved in the terrorist plot, as well as the man's family, the source said.") (October 27, 2009)
TIMESonline.co.uk: "MUMBAI TERROR ATTACKS: AND THEN THEY CAME FOR THE JEWS" (SNIPPET: "One more question remains: how did the terrorists and their handlers apparently know the layout of Nariman House, and the schedule of its inhabitants, so well? Suspicion has fallen on Jackie, the Muslim cook. Since the siege, he says he has had about 100 interviews with police and officials, including Israelis. Solomon Sopher, a leader of the Mumbai Jewish community, says he thinks Jackie is suspected not of direct collusion with terrorists, but perhaps of unwittingly revealing information to scouts who struck up a friendship with him. Jackie denies this, and it is probable that if there were evidence against him, he would have been charged.") (November 1, 2009)