`US intends to give Indian investigators access to Headley`

Last Updated: Friday, April 16, 2010 - 10:30

Ahmedabad: The US intends to give Indian
investigators access to David Coleman Headley, a key accused
in the 26/11 terror attack, US Consul General at Mumbai Paul
Folmsbee has said.

"The intention is that. The statement by President Barack
Obama saying that they are looking at ways to make it happen
clearly states our intentions," Folmsbee told PTI when asked
whether India would get access to Headley.

He said it was laudable that the US and India have been
sharing ground intelligence. "Five or ten years ago one would
have not imagined both the countries doing that. This is a
great development," he said.

On India`s concerns over massive hike in US aid to
Pakistan, Folmsbee said the assistance was necessary to bring
back stability to Pakistan.

"There is great instability in Pakistan. The US sees the
need to help and support Pakistan to stabilise it," said the
US official, who has earlier worked in Pakistan as country
director for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement
programmes.

Folmsbee made it clear that the US relationship with
Pakistan was not linked to India.

"That relationship is not linked to India which is also
our partner. I do not think that is a significant issue
personally. I think as we move into future we should think
about bigger world, bigger India and stable Pakistan," he
said.

PTI



First Published: Friday, April 16, 2010 - 10:30

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