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Hatching a Plot,Leaving a Trail In early 2008 Indian and Western counterterrorism agencies began to pick up chatter about a potential attack on Mumbai Indian spy agencies and police forces gathered periodic leads from their own sources about a Lashkar threat to the city By the fall of 2008 the British had found a way to monitor Lashkar’s digital networks So had the Indians But until the attacks one Indian official said there was no communication between the two countries on the matter Britain and India while cooperative were not nearly as close as the United States and Britain And India is not included in the tightest intelligence-sharing circles of international eavesdropping agencies that the two countries anchor Not long after the British gained access to his communications Shah contacted a New Jersey company posing online as an Indian reseller of telephone services named Kharak Singh purporting to be based in Mumbai His Indian persona started haggling over the price of a voice-over-Internet phone service — also known as VoIP — that had been chosen because it would make calls between Pakistan and the terrorists in Mumbai appear as if they were originating in Austria and New Jersey “its not first time in my life i am perchasing in this VOIP business” Shah wrote in shaky English to an official with the New Jersey-based company when he thought the asking price was too high the GCHQ documents show “i am using these services from 2 years” Shah had begun researching the VoIP systems online security and ways to hide his communications as early as mid-September according to the documents As he made his plan he searched on his laptop for weak communication security in Europe spent time on a site designed to conceal browsing history and searched Google News for “indian american naval exercises” — presumably so the seagoing attackers would not blunder into an overwhelming force Ajmal Kasab the only terrorist who would survive the Mumbai attacks watched Shah display some of his technical prowess In mid-September Shah and fellow plotters used Google Earth and other material to show Kasab and nine other young Pakistani terrorists their targets in Mumbai according to court testimony The session which took place in a huge “media room” in a remote camp on the border with Kashmir was part of an effort to chart the terrorists’ route across the Arabian Sea to a water landing on the edge of Mumbai then through the chaotic streets Videos maps and reconnaissance reports had been supplied to Mir by Headley “The gunmen were shown all this data from the reconnaissance” said Deven Bharti a top Mumbai police official who investigated the attacks adding that the terrorists were trained to use Google Earth and global positioning equipment on their own “Kasab was trained to locate everything in Mumbai before he went” If Shah made any attempt to hide his malevolent intentions he did not have much success at it Although his frenetic computer activity was often sprawling he repeatedly displayed some key interests: small-scale warfare secret communications tourist and military locations in India extremist ideology and Mumbai He searched for Sun Tzu’s Art of War previous terror strikes in India and weather forecasts in the Arabian Sea typed “4 star hotel in delhi” and “taj hotel” and visited mapsofindiacom to pore over sites in and around Mumbai the documents show Still the sheer scale of his ambition might have served as a smokescreen for his focus on the city For example he also showed interest in Kashmir the Indian Punjab New Delhi Afghanistan and the United States Army in Germany and Canada He constantly flipped back and forth among Internet porn and entertainment sites while he was carrying out his work He appeared to be fascinated with the actor Robert De Niro called up at least one article on the singer Taylor Swift and looked at funny cat videos He visited unexplainablenet a conspiracy theory website and conducted a search on “barak obama family + muslim” In November 2008 the VoIP company’s owner wrote to the fictitious Indian reseller Singh complaining that no traffic was running on the digital phone network Shah’s reply was ominous according to Indian law enforcement officials who obtained evidence from the company’s communications records with FBI assistance after the attack “Dear Sir” Shah replied “i will send trafic by the end of this month” Before the attacks started on November 26 evening the documents show Shah pulled up Google images of the Oberoi Hotel and conducted Wikimapia searches for the Taj and the Chabad House Shah opened the hostel’s website He began Googling news coverage of Mumbai just before the attacks began An intercept shows what Shah was reading on the news website NDTV as the killings proceeded “Mumbai the city which never sleeps was brought to its knees on Wednesday night as it came under an unprecedented multiple terror attack” the article said “Even as heavily armed police stormed into Taj Hotel just opposite the Gateway of India where suspected terrorists were still holed up blood-soaked guests could be seen carried out into the waiting ambulances” A Trove of Data “Analysis of Zarrar Shah’s viewing habits” and other data “yielded several locations in Mumbai well before the attacks occurred and showed operations planning for initial entry points into the Taj Hotel” the NSA document said That viewing history also revealed a longer list of what might have been future targets M K Narayanan India’s National Security Adviser at the time appeared to be concerned about that data from Shah in discussions with American officials shortly after the attacks according to the WikiLeaks archive of American diplomatic cables A top secret GCHQ document described the capture of information on targets that Shah had identified using Google Earth The analysts seemed impressed by the intelligence haul — “unprecedented real-time active access in place” — one GCHQ document noted Another agency document said the work to piece the data together was “briefed at highest levels nationally and internationally including the US National Security Adviser” On November 30 Anish Goel director for South Asia at the National Security Council in the White House sat in his office reading a stack of intelligence reports that had accumulated on his desk and reviewing classified electronic messages on a secure terminal Amid the crisis Goel now a senior South Asia Fellow at the New America Foundation paid little attention to the sources of the intelligence and said that he still knew little about specific operations But two things stood out he said: The main conspirators in Pakistan had already been identified And the quality and rapid pacing of the intelligence reports made it clear that electronic espionage was primarily responsible for the information “During the attacks it was extraordinarily helpful” Goel said of the surveillance In the stacks of intelligence reports one name did not appear Goel clearly recalls: David Coleman Headley None of the intelligence streams from the United States Britain or India had yet identified him as a conspirator The Missing American Headley’s many-sided life — three wives drug-smuggling convictions and a past as an informant for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration — would eventually collapse But for now he was a free man watching the slaughter on television in Lahore Pakistan according to his later court testimony At the time he was with Faiza Outalha his Moroccan wife having reconciled with her after moving his Pakistani wife and four children to Chicago Headley’s unguarded emails reflected euphoria about Lashkar’s success An exchange with his wife in Chicago continued a long string of incriminating electronic communications by Headley written in a transparent code according to investigators and case files “I watched the movie the whole day” she wrote congratulating him on his “graduation” About a week later Headley hinted at his inside information in an email to fellow alumni of a Pakistani military school Writing about the young terrorists who carried out the mayhem in Mumbai he said: “Yes they were only 10 kids guaranteed I hear 2 were married with a daughter each under 3 years old” His subsequent emails contained several dozen news media photos of the Mumbai siege Headley also exchanged highly suspicious emails with his Lashkar and ISI handlers before and after the Mumbai attacks according to court records and American counterterrorism officials The NSA collected some of his emails but did not realise he was involved in terrorist plotting until he became the target of an FBI investigation officials said Kasab was executed after a trial Although Pakistan denies any role in the attacks it has failed to charge an ISI officer and Mir who were indicted by American prosecutors Though Shah and other Lashkar chiefs had been arrested their trial remains stalled six years after the attack Shivshankar Menon said that a lesson that emerged from the tragedy in Mumbai was that “computer traffic only tells you so much It’s only a thin slice” The key is the analysis he said and “we didn’t have it” Excerpted from report inThe New York Times For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: July 16 2017 10:26 pm Ram Nath Kovind with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Tuesday PTI Related News Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind “in advance” and assured him of his government’s support a day before the election to the top constitutional post At a meeting of the NDA MPs which was also attended by Kovind Modi recalled that the former Bihar governor had worked as a ‘sahyogi’ (aide) of Morarji Desai when he was the prime minister and said this government will offer all ‘sahyog’ (cooperation) to him Kovind’s win against opposition candidate Meira Kumar is a foregone conclusion as the ruling coalition has secured the support of nearly two-thirds of the electoral college with some political parties even outside the NDA fold throwing their weight behind him Quoting Modi Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said the prime minister also offered his congratulations in advance to the Dalit leader Kumar also made light of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s call to MPs and MLAs for “vote of conscience” saying 40 political parties have supported Kovind’s presidential bid and non-NDA chief ministers of states like Bihar Tamil Nadu and Odisha have also announced their support for him “The way ahead is very clear” he said underlining the clear majority enjoyed by the NDA candidate On the occasion BJP MP Bhupender Yadav made a presentation to the MPs about the voting process to ensure that they vote correctly Modi highlighted that the campaigns by the two presidential candidates and parties supporting them had been very dignified and showed the maturity of the Indian democracy During the meeting he also noted that 75th anniversary of the Quit India movement falls on August 9 and told the MPs that country-wide events to mark the occasion should be held between August 9 and 15 He pitched for discussions and programmes for five years till 15 August 2022 the 75th Independence Day aimed at pro-poor programmes and a good governance agenda The prime minister Kumar told reporters also noted that the advent of the year 2018 will mark the enrolment of “new millennial voters” those born in 2000 and after and said they should be welcomed and made aware of their responsibilities Besides Kumar BJP chief Amit Shah and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addressed the MPs For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Lucknow | Updated: July 28 2017 10:43 pm UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (File) Related News Some people are “allergic” to the name of Lord Ram and they should take a lesson from Indonesia an Islamic nation “proud of the traditions” of the deity Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Friday Adityanath was speaking during the budget discussion at the Legislative Council where alleged that Ayodhya believed to be the birthplace of Ram had been discriminated against “Our government has started renovation of ghats there We are going to make a Ram Museum there We have also decided to connect Ayodhya with Sitamadhi with a four-lane road under Ramayan circuit” he said In present times Uttar Pradesh does not need socialism (samajwadi) but nationalism (rashtrawad) he asserted “Equality is sign of rashtrawad” The chief minister said the BJP government is working towards development without discrimination on the basis of religion or caste “Some persons have allergy with the name of Lord Ram despite the fact that after death ‘Ram naam satya’ is chanted But then also they say why take name of Ayodhya “You go to the Muslim country Indonesia and see that they are proud of the traditions of Ram Those who have allergy with name of Ram should take a lesson from them” the chief minister said Adityanath said the Samajwadi Party claims to follow the ideology of Ram Manohar Lohia “His name also has Ram But instead of feeling proud of the traditions of Ram they feel ashamed” During the chief minister’s speech the entire opposition including SP Congress and BSP were not present in the House In their absence Appropriation and other Bills were unanimously passed in the House For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: November 21 2017 4:40 am A group protests against film Padmavati at Azad Maidan in Mumbai on Monday Ganesh Shirsekar Top News The Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti (MANS) formed by slain rationalist Dr Narendra Dabholkar has come out in support of the movies — Padmavati S Durga Nude and Dashkriya — which are facing opposition from different sections of the society In a press conference organised on Monday Avinash Patil state executive president of MANS said they would be launching a campaign on social media to appeal to the people to watch these movies to promote the freedom of expression “Everyone has a right to question in democracy So we welcome the debate about the controversies about the movies Padmavati S Durga Nude and Dashkriya But we believe that the freedom of expression of art is important and it cannot be oppressed So MANS will run a campaign on social media asking the people to watch these films We also plan to organise interactive public programmes where artists associated with these films will be invited for sharing their views…. 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