It is not clear to what extent Dawood Ibrahim may be working with the CIA, Mossad, ISI and other security services.
Wayne Madsen sees Dawood Ibrahim as having a link to the Bombay Attacks of November 2008.
On 2 December 2008, Wayne Madsen made the following points in an article entitled More evidence of CIA-backed syndicate involvement in Mumbai attacks
1. In May 2008, Pakistan's Prime Minister Gillani reportedly agreed to hand Dawood Ibrahim over to India.
Reportedly, some people in Washington encouraged this move.
Dawood Ibrahim, a 'gangster' originally from Bombay, is said to have worked for the CIA in the past.
Reportedly, Ibrahim has been protected by Pakistan's intelligence service ISI.
Reportedly, The CIA is fearful that if Ibrahim is handed over to India, he will reveal details of the CIA’s links to criminal activities and terrorist attacks.
2. Pakistan's President Zardari is a business rival of Ibrahim and would be happy to see Ibrahim out of the country.
3. Ibrahim, reportedly, was involved in the recent violence in Bombay, and he may have been sending a signal to India and to others, including rival gangsters.
Reportedly, Ibrahim wants to send a message to Hindu gangsters that he is not giving up control of Mumbai’s gangland to Shiv Sena.
4. Ibrahim reportedly has his agents within the security forces of India and Pakistan and has a lot of information on CIA activities.
Reportedly, Ibrahim has joint casino interests with the CIA in Kathmandu.
Reportedly, this involves money laundering for top Indian politicians.
5. Indian police have reported they have seven small boats in their custody that were used by the Mumbai terrorists.
Reportedly, the boats are inflatables used by Ibrahim’s commandos who landed on the Mumbai seafront.
6. Reportedly, Chabad House in Mumbai is used by the Israeli military and intelligence and by the Israeli Mafia.
Reportedly, Bangkok police suspects that Bankok's Chabad House is a center for the Israeli drugs Mafia.
The Israeli Mafia also reportedly runs heroin labs in Myanmar (Burma).
7. The Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai got burnt.
The Taj Mahal is linked to the Tata family which reportedly stands to make a fortune from the U.S.-India nuclear technology sharing pact as a defense supplier for India’s future modernized nuclear arsenal.
David Sassoon (1792 – 1864) was the leader of the Jewish community in Bombay (now Mumbai).
Sassoon started an opium business.
Reportedly he eventually controlled 50% of the world’s opium. The Sassoon fleet shipped around the world from China to America
His son married into the Rothschild family.