India on Monday said the United States was honest and upfront in providing information on Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley, who was involved in plotting Mumbai terror attacks.
“It goes without saying... I have no reservations,” External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said in an interview to Karan Thapar in the Devil’s Advocate programme on CNN-IBN.
The Minister was asked if the U.S. was honest and upfront in providing information to India about David Headley, allegedly once a double agent.
Asked if the U.S. was transparent on the Headley issue, Mr. Krishna said it was “reciprocating” in equal measure to fight terrorism.
To a query if India had raised the issue of the U.S. not informing Indian authorities about Headley’s visit to India in April 2009, the Minister said, “we have taken up all relevant issues with reference to Headley. Whatever has come to our knowledge through our media or whatever we hear from others, we have conveyed to the US.”
Asked if India was satisfied with the U.S. response on the issue, Mr. Krishna said, “I have said the US is fighting the war on terror. We are on the same page as far as fighting terror is concerned.”
The Minister added that India has asked for “certain reports” from the U.S. after they finish their investigations and interrogations in the Headley case.