Saturday, March 21, 2009

Intelligence: Meeting with CIA chief marks new stage in Indo-US cooperation

IRNA -- The meeting of the CIA Chief with the Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram (photo) marks a new stage in the Indo-US collaboration, said CPM.

“This is the first time an American CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) chief has been accorded a meeting with the home minister in India,” the CPI-M politburo said in a statement issued Friday.

“Apart from meeting his intelligence counterparts in India, the CIA chief has been received at the political level, signalling the new status of the CIA in India.

“This is a pointer of how things have changed under the Manmohan Singh government,” he said.

“India is fast becoming like Pakistan where the CIA and FBI chiefs meet with the interior minister and prime minister.”

The CPI-M added: “The CIA is notorious for its interventions in the political affairs of various countries including destabilising governments considered inimical to US interests.
Published by Mike Hitchen, Mike Hitchen Consulting
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