In the Indian parliament, Brinda Karat, leader of the CPI(M) party, has stated, quoting reports, that the American David Headley worked for the CIA, and that the US government helped him make frequent trips to Pakistan. (Tharoor makes light of Karat's comment on Headley in RS )
Headley befriended Indian celebrity Rahul Bhatt.
According to Bhatt, Headley claimed to have done a stint with the US army.
Headley told Bhatt about the US military's Delta Force and the CIA's top-secret force called Special Activities Division which carries out covert political action and paramilitary operations. (IndiaDaily - Rahul Bhatt hints Headley may be a dual CIA-ISI agent ...)
Headley was operating from a Training Gym extremely close to the US Consulate at Bridge Candy. (Mahesh Bhatt & the Headley affair )
"He was also very friendly with the personnel at the US consulate and was on a first name basis with a number of US Consulate officials that he met at the gym.
"He also shared his house with other White individuals.
"Similarly Ken Haywood a suspect in the Ahmedabad blasts has received training in the US army & was connected to extremist Christian organizations." (Mahesh Bhatt & the Headley affair )
According to The Times of India, Headley, while in India, 'frequently introduced himself as a CIA agent'. (Is Headley an American agent? )
aangirfan: MUMBAI SUSPECT DAVID HEADLEY INTRODUCED HIMSELF AS A CIA AGENT.
In 2008, US national Ken Haywood, reportedly with the help of the US embassy, fled from India. (Cached)
He was being investigated for terrorism.
Ken Haywood's computer was used to send a "terrorist" e-mail minutes before bomb blasts in Ahmedabad, in July 2008.
Reportedly, Haywood has links to Abdur Subhan Qureshi, alias Taufique Bilal and Tauqir, reportedly the top terrorist in India.
Haywood returned to India in September 2008. (Ahmedabad blasts: Ken Haywood arrives in India 11 Sep 2008, 0215 hrs IST, C Unnikrishnan,TNN)
Photo of Bombay by Wen-Yan King
In India, Haywood works for a firm called Campbell White, suspected of being a front for the CIA.
Haywood doesn't feature on its list of employees. (Cached)
The Indian Express reported on 14 August 2008 that the company's Mumbai office 'is located in two small adjoining rented rooms on the ground floor of Sanpada railway station complex', and that 'the two rooms also serve as prayer rooms for Potter's House... part of the Christian Fellowship Ministries based in Arizona.'
Duplex in Wadala
A Post at 'Consortium of Indian Defence Websites' (Cached), 20 Aug 2008:
"Haywood's fleeing immediately after the cracking of the Gujarat blasts and capture of the perpetrators is most suspicious.
"His escape resembles that of our ex-R&AW traitor,who also escaped with alleged US help.
"It also indicates that we may have in our intelligence services moles/informants working for foreign agencies tipping off agents within the country.
"However,the fact the Haywood was working for a bogus 'missionary' outfit is doubly alarming.
"The role of US so-called missionaries/evangelical groups in India is very controversial,for they are playing a dual role in agressive conversions as well as being part of the CIA destabilisation plan for India.
"Tehelka a few years ago revealed the fact that over 100 US so-called "Christian" evangelical groups/organisations were in fact bogus and part of Bush's CIA network.
"The question that now looms large in the mind is what connection exits between the CIA and the SIMI (Students Islamic Movement of India - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) sponsored terrorists?
"Is SIMI actually a CIA operation?
"Does the Islamist terrror in India have a CIA-ISI background.
"Given the cosy relationship that the ISI and the CIA have had for decades and the termemndous importance and preferential treatment that Pak receives in comparison with India,it stands to reason that a sinister destabilisation operation is on to weaken India, especially at a time when we have the weakest ever puppet PM and his govt. in power."