A Perspective on India–Israel Defence and Security Ties

Air Chief Marshal N. A. K. Browne (Retd), Chief of Air Staff, Indian Air Force (IAF) from July 2011 to December 2013, was the first Defence Attaché in Israel from April 1997 till July 2000. He also served as the Indian Ambassador to Norway from August 2014 to August 2016.
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  • July 2017
    Strategic Essay

    India’s defence and security ties with West Asia has not been a recent phenomena but dates back to more than a century. Indian cavalry soldiers scripted a brave saga of courage and sacrifice in what perhaps may be described as the last cavalry charge in history. This unique cavalry action on September 23, 1918 comprising the Jodhpur, Mysore and Hyderabad Lancers (as part of the 15th Imperial Service Cavalry Brigade) was tasked with capturing the port city of Haifa in present day Israel. The Brigade was part of the Fifth Cavalry Division of the Desert Mounted Corps with the overall objective of folding up the Turkish Seventh and Eighth Armies (Ottoman Empire).