Pakistani 'super-agent' in Delhi helped 26/11 attackers, claims book

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A Pakistani mole in the Indian security agencies code named 'Honey Bee' had helped his Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) handlers in identifying the landing site for 26/11 terrorists in Mumbai, claims a book by two British journalists.

The information on Badhwar Park, the landing site, was shared by ISI operatives with Pakistani-American Lashkar operative David Headley who had checked it out while conducting recce of the area, it says.

The book 'The Siege' by Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark claims that Headley was subjected to undergo a two-year course on surveillance and counter-intelligence by Pakistan's espionage agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

His handler, Major Iqbal of ISI, gave him what he described as classified Indian files that he said had been obtained from within Indian police and army, which revealed their training and limitations.

"The Major boasted that they had a super-agent at work in New Delhi who was known as Honey Bee. The Major revealed while he would guide Headley, the Mumbai operation would be run by Lashkar," the book claimed.

The book claims, that before leaving Pakistan, Headley met up with Major Iqbal who gave him a bundle of counterfeit Indian currency.

"Honey Bee, the ISI double agent, who had provided the classified Indian training manuals had come up with a potential landing area, in Badhwar Park, a fishing colony in South Mumbai, reporting that it was only patchily patrolled and was shielded from the road."

"He should check it out," was the suggestion made out by Major Iqbal to Headley as per the book.

Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and the then Intelligence Bureau Chief P C Haldar refused to comment on the claims saying they were yet to read the book.

A group of 10 terrorists of LeT including Ajmal Kasab, who was captured by Mumbai Police and hanged, had landed at Badhwar Park on November 26, 2008 and launched an attack in the city in which 166 people including Mumbai police Anti-terror Squad chief Hemant Karkare died.

The book while concluding says till date the handler of Headley, Major Iqbal, Honey Bee and Abu Qahafa have not been identified.

Listing their sources, the authors, who write for British newspaper 'The Guardian', said they had gone through classified documents of Indian, the USA and the British security sources, thousands of unpublished court documents and confidential annexure submitted to the Pradhan Commission which went into the lapses on part of the Mumbai police.

Pakistani 'super-agent' in Delhi helped 26/11 attackers, claims book | NDTV.com
 

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what does they mean by super agent there is no super just agent a good FKing agent and our in competency to prevent
 

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Whoa once again show we r just paper tiger ;(
 

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BS in all probability. Headley did extensive recce but for a landing site they needed a mole in the security establishment to tell them that Badhwar Park was the "right spot"?

There could be a more serious angle only if this Honey Bee was very powerful to influence security agencies patrolling areas or say influence coast guard deployment. I think there is bluff here. It helps Pak get a long rope by putting a local involvement angle and push investigations off track
 

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BS in all probability. Headley did extensive recce but for a landing site they needed a mole in the security establishment to tell them that Badhwar Park was the "right spot"?

There could be a more serious angle only if this Honey Bee was very powerful to influence security agencies patrolling areas or say influence coast guard deployment. I think there is bluff here. It helps Pak get a long rope by putting a local involvement angle and push investigations off track
Totally agree sir and in all probability true. There is a limit for investigative journalism and the mere mention that some brit was allowed to go through classified documents of not just british but also Indian and US intelligence shows an ill conceived attempt to bring publicity for their book. Also, it is hard to believe that some journalist is allowed access to highly confidential documents of a terrorist attack which is still very fresh in the minds of the people is just a publicity stunt IMO. They should be actually brought in for interrogation until they reveal their "actual source" of these claims.
 

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low pay and lack of national pride force these agent to give away their loyalty to enemies
 

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@Ray @pmaitra Sir do you really think that there might be an ISI mole ??
 
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@Ray @pmaitra Sir do you really think that there might be an ISI mole ??
One cannot discount the possibility.
 
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It is not uncommon to have deep moles in the enemy establishment. Soviets had one CIA. The Soviet mole Kim Philiby ran away before being caught.

These moles are usually highest ranking civil servants or politicians unhappy over their departure from cushy posts.

Do not sweat too much. He would retire or die and the problem is over.

The key is whether you have your own moles in their security establishment. There are plenty to choose from like disenchanted Sindhis, Baloch or ahmediyas etc.

The death of 166 at Mumbai had such a negative impact on Pakistan and its establishment that Pakistan as a nation will never recover in its present form.

Hence that great Pakistani mole in India is actually hastening the death of Pakistani nation.
 

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The book claims, that before leaving Pakistan, Headley met up with Major Iqbal who gave him a bundle of counterfeit Indian currency.
Why would ISI incur the risk of the discovery of that counterfeit currency compromising the whole operation?
 

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