Intelligence agencies from India and Pakistan sharing informtion?

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  1. ejazr

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    'Share intel inputs with India'

    Intelligence agencies from India and Pakistan have started sharing informations with each other on counter-terrorism, a significant development that has quietly been pushed by the Obama Administration with some success this year. Although there is a long way to go in intelligence sharing between India and Pakistan, given the trust deficit between the two South Asian neighbours, a small beginning, but significant one, in this regard was made during the Commonwealth Games in October and India visit of President Barack Obama in November.

    The nature of information sharing is being kept a closely guarded secret - because officials of the three countries want to keep this development away from pubic glare as they are afraid of the sensitivities about it in the sub-continent.

    "Sharing of counter-terrorism intelligence information between the intelligence agencies of India and Pakistan has started," a Pakistani diplomatic source based in Washington told PTI on condition of anonymity.

    Without going into details, the diplomat said the Pakistani intelligence agency provided all the information that was asked for by India during both the Commonwealth Games and the Obama visit and noted that the US has been a part and parcel of this information sharing.

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