I was in touch with Al Qaeda. Although they targeted Mumbai Airport and Naval station, I discouraged them as both of them were heavily guarded, Headley said during the course of deposition before a special judge on the fourth day today.
“After Mumbai attack, I met Ilyas Kashmiri (of al-Qaeda) in February 2009 and he asked me to visit India again as they were also interested in carrying out terrorist activities in India. He mentioned few places like the NDC (National Defence College) which was their primary target,” he said.
He also said NDC was a high-value target as it housed senior military officers, from Brigadier to General rank.
He said he had videographed BARC at Trombay in Mumbai in July 2008 and that LeT had asked him to recruit some employee of BARC who would work for ISI.