Monday, 28 November, 2022
TopicIndia-Israel relations

Topic: India-Israel relations

India-Israel ties deeper than Modi and Netanyahu’s personal relationship, says Israeli diplomat

While Roey Gilad said both countries share the belief that 'Middle East and world should be stable', he added that Israel would like to see India be less friendly with Iran.

PM Modi to attend I2U2 virtual summit with leaders of US, UAE, Israel

The leaders are expected to discuss joint economic projects to bolster economic cooperation under the framework of the coalition in Thursday's meet.

Ex-IFS officer Talmiz Ahmad is living in the past. India-Israel ties are at an all-time high

Ex-IFS officer Talmiz Ahmad's analysis of Israeli-Indian relations is strange at best. PM Modi understood West Asia better than the Indian diplomat.

Pegasus ‘centrepiece’ of 2017 defence deal between India & Israel, says NYT investigation

A missile system & phone-hacking spyware reportedly used to surveille people were key components of $2bn deal for weapons & intelligence gear, according to year-long investigation.

Arms diplomacy was Israel’s legacy to earn diplomatic wins. But Pegasus got it a bad image

In Israel, Pegasus caused no public criticism. And like most people, Israelis think whatever the State does for national security is legit.

‘People of India deeply value friendship with Israel’, Modi tells PM Naftali Bennett

Modi and Bennett met on the sidelines of the COP26 Summit. Last month during his visit to Israel, Jaishankar had extended an invitation to the Israeli PM to visit India.

India a ‘huge friend’ of Israelis, Naftali Bennett tells Jaishankar during first meet

Jaishankar, who is on a visit to Israel, conveyed PM Modi's greetings to the Israeli leader and invited him to make his first official visit to India since taking the office in June.

India-Israel-US-UAE grouping ‘not against China’, can’t rule out trade deal, Israeli envoy says

Rony Yedidia-Clein, Deputy Chief of Mission at Israel Embassy in India, says new grouping is more of a joint international forum for economic cooperation.

Why US and India are taking on China with a ‘Middle Eastern Quad’

China has been wooing Israel and the UAE. Now they both seem to have been pulled away to be part of a second Quad, or the first murmurings of a new world order.

Naor Gilon — Holocaust survivor’s son, advisor to 3 PMs & soon Israel’s new envoy to India

Gilon is likely to take charge from the present envoy Ron Malka by September-October. A career diplomat, Gilon, has wide and varied experience of over 30 years.

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Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.