Washington, Dec.2 : U.S. and Indian intelligence agencies received information as early as September that Pakistan-based terrorists were plotting attacks against Mumbai targets, an official said on Tuesday.
U.S. intelligence agencies reportedly warned their Indian counterparts in October of a potential attack "from the sea against hotels and business centers in Mumbai," a U.S. official told ABC News.
Fox News quoted a second government source as telling the the network specific targets, including the Taj hotel, were listed in the U.S. warning to India.
India's Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), the country's external intelligence agency also received information in September that Pakistan-based terrorists were plotting attacks against Mumbai targets, according to a government intelligence official familiar with the matter.
Sources told the national news channel NDTV they had issued a series of warnings of a possible attack on Mumbai by sea in the months leading up to last week's devastating onslaught.