India not surprised of ISI links with terror

New Delhi: India today said it was not surprised that US has now discovered Pakistan`s intelligence agency ISI`s links with terror outfits including the Haqqani group, this was always known.

"We are not surprised that US lately discovered ISI`s link with a number of other terrorist groups. We always know that ISI has links with terrorist groups," Chidambaram said on the latest US assessment that the ISI had links with Haqqani network in Afghanistan-Pakistan region.

The relations between US and Pakistan has come under strain recently after the US military and the Central Intelligence Agency(CIA) said that Haqqani network is closely linked to and sometimes acts as an agent for Pakistan`s ISI.

Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, publicly accused the ISI of colluding with the Haqqani network in the September 13 attack on the American Embassy in Kabul.