| GEO World|
| CIA helped India, Pak share intelligence on Mumbai attack|
| Updated at: 1242 PST, Monday, February 16, 2009|
WASHINGTON: America's Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has played a crucial role in India and Pakistan sharing secret intelligence information on Mumbai terrorist attacks, a US newspaper report said.
The Washington Post said CIA "orchestrated back-channel intelligence exchanges" between India and Pakistan with the top American intelligence agency itself playing the role of a neutral arbitrator.
"The exchanges, which began days after the deadly assault in late November, gradually helped the two sides overcome mutual suspicions.