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Updated: October 3, 2010 04:39 IST

CIA chief meets Chidambaram

Vinay Kumar
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Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director, Leon Panetta, after meeting Home Minister P. Chidambaram at South Block in New Delhi. File photo: S. Subramanium
The Hindu Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director, Leon Panetta, after meeting Home Minister P. Chidambaram at South Block in New Delhi. File photo: S. Subramanium

Discusses overall security scenario in the region

The American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief, Leon Panetta, on Saturday met Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram and discussed the overall security scenario in the region.

He was accompanied by U.S. Ambassador Timothy J. Roemer to the North Block. Mr. Panetta came from Islamabad where he had held discussions with Pakistani leaders as Western intelligence reports have indicated that the al-Qaeda was planning attacks in Britain, France and Germany. Mr. Panetta is said to have shared with Mr. Chidambaram information about his visit to Pakistan. He also met Home Secretary G.K. Pillai, Research and Analysis Wing chief A.K. Verma and Intelligence Bureau chief Rajiv Mathur.

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