`US intends to give Indian investigators access to Headley`
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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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