US to give crucial information on Headley-Rana accomplice's 26/11 role to India

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Geneva, Nov.21 (ANI): The United States has agreed to give India crucial information regarding the involvement of one accomplice of terror suspects Tahawwur Hussain Rana and David Coleman Headley in connection with the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case or another India-related terror plot. The accomplice is said to be either of Pakistan origin or residing in Pakistan.

This was conveyed by US Central Intelligence Agency Chief Leon Panetta during his meetings with the Indian security establishment, sources said.

Panetta, as per sources, also shared India's view that Pakistan was not moving with earnest on the 26/11 case. He said some elements in the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) were actually shielding and aiding terror elements.

Panetta said clearly all elements in the ISI were not on board on the terror war. He also said that the South Waziristan operations were going on okay, but in the north, the situation was not positive.

On Afghanistan, Panetta said the US is worried about how strong the Karzai Government is in terms of continuing its support for military operations. He, however, expressed optimism that the situation would improve in twelve to eighteen months.

Panetta also said that they were in for a long haul.

Sources said there has apparently been no request made to India about undertaking any military role in Afghanistan. There wasn't even a request made for training the Afghan police force or for assistance under UN peacekeeping operations. By Smita Prakash (ANI)

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