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Thursday, 12 January 2012

India has called for scaling upcounter-terror and economic cooperation with Israel, which has emerged as its second largest supplier of sophisticated military weapons

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India has called for scaling upcounter-terror and economic cooperation with Israel, which has emerged as its second largest supplier of sophisticated military weapons

India has called for scaling upcounter-terror and economic cooperation with Israel, which has emerged as its second largest supplier of sophisticated military weapons. As you know that Indian Internal security has already been taken over by Pentagon, NASA, CIA and MOSSAD, the diplomatic ploy to enhance Nuclear Strategic allaince in US Israel lead ahead of US Israel attack aignst Iran, is meant to invoke Brahaminical Hindu Nationalism to escalate Ethnic Cleansing of Mulnivasi Bahujan which would herald Mass Detruction Multidimensional.

Israel is a "natural ally" of India, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna said today as he sought a strategy with the Jewish state to "checkmate" the scourge of international terrorism. On the eve of the 20thanniversary of India Israel relations, India is looking to give a fillip to its ties with Israel which is already its second largest supplier of defense equipment. The External Affairs Minister S M Krishna was in Israel to talk of cooperation on security and terrorism. “My visit primarily would be focusing on the economic content, security, terror – these are some of the issues which are commonly faced both by Israel as well as India,” Krishna said with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his side. Krishna, the first Indian foreign minister to visit Israel in over a decade, met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and said, international terrorism is a "problem" for both countries and emphasised on need for greater bilateral trade relations.

"India is a natural ally of Israel in all these frontiers of science. I look forward to an increased economic content to our existing areas of cooperation," he said, ahead of his breakfast meeting with Netanyahu. Krishna said India has learnt so much from Israel, particularly in the field of agriculture and science and technological innovation. Krishna said terrorism is a "problem" that is being commonly faced by both Israel as well as India. "So I think we will have to workout a strategy as how we address ourselves to the scourge of international terrorism which has become a curse for the entire humanity. "I think our efforts should be to checkmate it and ultimately eradicate terror from the face of the earth," Krishna said. Netanyahu responded by saying that he was looking forward to discussing "all areas of cooperation". Krishna's comments came in the backdrop of increasing cooperation between Tel Aviv and New Delhi in the field of homeland security and defence. India’s ties with Israel have certainly come a long way. While the state came into existence just a year after India’s own independence, diplomatic ties were not established till 1992. India had kept Israel at arms length, as it has been a traditional supporter of Palestinian cause.
But since the normalization of diplomatic relationship ties have steadily improved, especially in the wake of 9/11 when India discovered a fellow sufferer from terrorism in Israel. India’s arms imports from Israel have also improved steadily, so that it is now second only to Russia.

India now seeks to lift those ties further. One of the aims of Krishna’s visit is to sign the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Israel which could see bilateral trade go from the annual $5 billion currently to $15 billion. But the cooperation on “security and terrorism” is a tune that India should stop playing. When Israel thinks of terrorists it thinks of Hamas, when India thinks of terrorists, its thinks of Lashkar-e-Toiba, and other Pakistan based groups. India would find it difficult to share the hardline stance on Palestinian that Israel maintains. Moreover the equation of the middle east is rapidly changing. The states emerging from the churning of the Arab Spring have Islamists in power. Too close ties with Israel will damage India’s relationship with these countries. "My visit primarily would be focusing on the economic content, security, terror - these are some of the issues which are commonly faced both by Israel as well as India," external affairs minister SM Krishna said with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his side. "We will have to work out a strategy as to how we address ourselves to the scourge of international terrorism which has become the curse for the entire humanity," said Krishna. "I think our efforts should be to checkmate and ultimately eradicate terrorists from the face of the earth," he added. Since the 26/11 Mumbai carnage, in which six Israeli nationals were also killed, counter-terror cooperation between India and Israel has intensified. Krishna on Monday began a two-day visit to Israel, the first by an Indian foreign minister to that country in the last 11 years. Krishna stressed that he was visiting Israel to chart out a road map for the next two decades of bilateral cooperation. "We have learned so much from Israel, particularly in the field of agriculture and science and technology innovation," he said. "And India is naturally an ally of Israel in all these frontiers of science and I look forward to an increased economic content to our existing political relationship," Krishna said.

Netanyahu struck an upbeat note on the trajectory of India's relations with Israel which have been blossoming since the two countries established diplomatic ties two decades ago. "India and Israel are two ancient peoples seizing the future: in technology, in innovation, in enterprise, and I think we can seize it even better by our cooperation," said Netanyahu.
"So I look forward to discuss with you all these areas of cooperation between us, including the signing in the near future of a free trade agreement to multiply our trade and to increase the cooperation economically between India and Israel," he said.