Sunday, December 13, 2009

Indian Intelligence Agencies Have More Evidence Than FBI In Headley’s Case

Intelligence officials in India are not impressed with the FBI’s inputs regarding Headley’s case. India wanted voice samples of Headley and associate Tahawwur Rana talking to their handlers in Pakistan. But the FBI told them they didn’t have any such intercepts. “We had a lot more information and evidence than they (FBI). Headley told them about the places he visited; we’d already tracked his movements and had evidence to back them,” an intelligence official said.

This also shows the crucial requirements of establishing and strengthening Indian intelligence agencies'. India should primarily rely upon indigenously developed capabilities rather than upon foreign sources.