FBI chief meets Chidambaram

March 3rd, 2009 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) chief Robert Mueller Tuesday met Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram to discuss security and counter terrorism measures with US assistance.
“Mueller’s visit was not unexpected as both the FBI and Indian intelligence agencies came close during the investigating process of last year’s Mumbai terror attacks,” said a home ministry official.

This association ultimately nudged Pakistan to accept that a part of the conspiracy was hatched on its soil, said officials.

During the 26/11 probe FBI officials had provided invaluable technical assistance and helped Indian investigators in analysing Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Global Positioning System of satellite phones used by the terrorists.

Mueller is also expected to meet National Security Adviser M. K. Narayanan and Intelligence Bureau chief Rajiv Mathur.

The government allowed FBI to join the probe with Indian investigating agencies, sift through evidences collected from various locations and question Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving attacker in the brazen terror attack in Mumbai.

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