India claims intelligence role in US action against Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan
NEW DEHLI: Former chairman of India's Joint Intelligence Committee and ex-deputy national security advisor Dr SD Pradhan has made a sensational revelation regarding the killing of al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden by the US Navy SEALs.
Speaking exclusively to IBNKhabar, Pradhan said the US and India exchange intelligence at times.
While the US has shared information with India regarding Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence's nefarious plans many times, New Delhi has also exchanged intelligence on terrorists with Washington.
In 2006-07, two important meetings took place in Pakistan. The meetings were attended by the then al Qaeda No 2 Al Zawahiri and bin Laden's confidante Mullah Omar. After the meetings, both the men used to travel to Rawalpindi and vanish in thin air.
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The Indian security officials had then suspected that bin Laden's hideout could be near Rawalpindi. “We shared the information with the US and there is a big possibility that they worked on the lead and carried out the raid to kill the former boss of al Qaeda,” said Pradhan.
The ex-Intelligence officer further revealed that the US knows about Pakistan's dubious role in the fight against terror, but due to the strategic interest in Afghanistan, it doesn't take any action.
The US had alerted Indian security agencies about 2007 Samjhauta Express blast, he said.
The article originally appeared in Zee News.