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Dean Boyd, a spokesman for the Justice Department, declined to comment.

Headley first came to the attention of U.S. authorities in 1997, when he was arrested for smuggling heroin in New York. He earned a reduced sentence by working for the Drug Enforcement Administration to infiltrate Pakistan-linked narcotics gangs. Intelligence sources said they suspect he turned rogue and switched allegiances to LeT.

As part of a plea deal in March, Headley admitted that he participated in the Mumbai and Denmark plots. The guilty plea was reached following a deal that ensured Headley would not be given the death penalty or extradited to India, Pakistan or Denmark.

Headley agreed that when directed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office he would fully and truthfully testify in any foreign judicial proceedings held in the United States by way of deposition, videoconferencing or letters rogatory.

Meanwhile, U.S.-India counterterrorism cooperation will feature in discussions between Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Indian Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna in Washington on Thursday. The two officials are leading the first U.S.-India strategic dialogue.