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India-Israel Relations

Modi Redefines India’s Palestine Policy

May 18, 2017

Behind the media hype about India's ‘unwavering support' for the Palestinian cause, there is a subtle but unmistakable shift in its policy towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Modi’s stand-alone visit to Israel?

January 02, 2017

A standalone visit to Israel will not only be in line with Modi’s engagement with the Middle East but would also send a powerful message to the international community that India is no longer apologetic about befriending Israel.

Rivlin’s Visit to India: Envisaging Expectations

November 11, 2016

India-Israel Relations reach a new milestone with the forthcoming visit of President Reuven Rivlin to India

Jerusalem Calling

May 20, 2016
India-Israel Relations

Modi visiting Jerusalem would be a re-affirmation of India’s diplomatic ability to pursue multiple national interests by manoeuvring between countries who have difficult or non-existent relationships among themselves but who share important relationships with India.

Yaalon’s Visit and the India-Israel Defence Relationship

February 19, 2015
Yaalon’s Visit and the India-Israel Defence Relationship

The Modi’s government determination to adopt a muscular stance on national security and its commitment to expedite defence modernisation are likely to translate into greater political and defence engagement with Israel.

Israel Confronts Iran: Rationales, Responses and Fallouts

2012
Israel Confronts Iran: Rationales, Responses and Fallouts

This study examines Israel's changing perception of Iran and the underlying reasons for the current Israeli tension, anxiety, verbal acrimony and fears. In deconstructing Israel's fears vis-à-vis Iran, the study looks at Israel's failures to revisit its erstwhile peripheral diplomacy and to make adequate changes.

Foreign Minister Krishna’s Visit to Israel: Adding Political Content to a Robust Partnership

January 16, 2012

S.M. Krishna’s visit to Israel has added the crucial political content to one of India’s most significant bilateral relationships of the post-Cold War era.

The Delicate Balance: Israel and India's Foreign Policy Practice

January 2012

India's foreign policy interactions with Israel are marked by a political discreetness which is in contrast to its prominent political engagement with the Palestinians and countries of the Arab world. India plays down its robust defence engagement with Israel, censures Israeli policies regarding the Palestinians, supports Palestinian-related resolutions at multi-lateral forums like the UN, differs strongly from Israeli policy on issues such as Iran's nuclear programme while being opposed to the possibility of Iran acquiring nuclear weapons capability.

India, Israel, and the Defence Taboo

September 30, 2010

Cutting off defence ties with Israel will not in any way be the ‘magic’ bullet that will lead to the resolution of the intractable Palestine conflict.

Media takes off on TechSAR, but no takers

December 07, 2007

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has strongly denied news reports that the launch of an Israeli spy satellite aboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) has been delayed or even cancelled because of US pressure. The news reports, while speculative in nature, have certain inconsistencies that need to be contested. Foremost among these being there is a quid pro quo element by way of sharing of data; since the satellite is wholly Israeli owned and operated, ISRO is only providing a commercial service with no quid pro quo involved.