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New Study Paper: David Headley-Tinker, Tailor, US, LeT, ISI Spy


In late 2005, Sajid Mir, a long-time member of the LeT who had risen to the position of deputy head of LeT’s international operations wing, was assigned to lead the LeT unit dedicated to attacks in India. Mir had direct access to Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, LeT’s military chief. The LeT leadership handed over Headley, who had by now completed all modules of advanced terrorist training including those reserved for high-value recruits, to Mir’s charge. In addition to possessing the basic attributes and traits required by LeT comprising a hatred for India, Pakistani nationalism and dedication to jihad against the West, Headley had two other invaluable assets that no one else could provide. He possessed a US passport and looked and behaved like an American.