.elementor-panel-state-loading{ display: none; }
total-news-1024x279-1__1_-removebg-preview.png

LANGUAGE

SELECT LANGUAGE BELOW

India May Be Backing Israel in Gaza War

Former Israeli ambassador to India Daniel Calmon, speaking on Saturday, suggested India could also send weapons as a “payback” to Israel for its support for Pakistan in the 1999 Kargil war.

India has traditionally been a major power that has voiced support for the Palestinian statehood movement, condemning the Sunni terrorist organization Hamas after the Israeli invasion and siege on October 7, and remaining silent on the Israeli Defense Forces’ (IDF) operation to clear Hamas from the Gaza Strip. India stands out as a heretic in the international arena, such as the anti-American BRICS coalition, which includes Iran, Russia, China and other powerful countries that support Hamas, for not condemning the self-defense operation. India has also established a presence in the Red Sea, protecting its shipping industry from attacks by Houthi terrorists who are allied with Yemen’s Hamas.

There have also been reports, although not confirmed by Indian authorities, that India may be shipping weapons to Israel for use in its war against Hamas.

“Indians always remind us that Israel was there for them during the Kargil war,” Calmon says. offered He served as Israel’s ambassador to India from 2014 to 2018. Said “Israel is one of the few countries that has supported India and provided it with arms. India has not forgotten this and may return the favor this time around,” YNet said in a report published on Saturday.

India and Pakistan fought the Kargil War in 1999 in what is now the mountainous region of Jammu and Kashmir in India.

“Israel has supplied India with significant military assets, including precision-guided munitions and reconnaissance drones,” India said. Economic Times I remembered“This support was crucial for India in its high ground conflict with Pakistan.”

The Indian government has publicly Confirmed It’s unclear whether Israel is sending weapons to counter Hamas, but several incidents over the past year suggest that the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a Hindu nationalist, is indeed supporting counter-jihadist efforts, most notably the Spanish government blocking an Israel-bound ship from entering its port in May, YNet reported.

“The ship, which departed from the Indian city of Madras, was carrying 27 tonnes of munitions destined for the Israel Defense Forces in the context of the war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip and Hezbollah on the Lebanese border,” the report said.

YNet reported that India has offered “significant military assistance to Israel” since October 7.

Israeli Newspapers Yedioth Arnos report In June, India said it had also sent Israel drones manufactured at its co-owned factory in Hyderabad, originally built to supply drones to the Indian military. Indian media reports had suggested the Hyderabad drones had been sent to Israel as early as February.

The report coincides with Modi expressing tangible support for the state of Israel in the aftermath of the October 7 attacks that left an estimated 1,200 people dead and 250 abducted, of which an estimated 115 remain missing.

What you need to know: The horror of Hamas terror attacks on civilians in Kibbutz Be’eri, Israel

Joel B. Pollack/Breitbart News

“We stand in solidarity with Israel at this difficult time,” Modi said in a statement shortly after the attack. “Deeply shocked by the news of the terrorist attack in Israel. Our thoughts and prayers are with the innocent victims and their families.”

Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has labelled Hamas “worse than ISIS” and said the conflict was not a “war between two countries” but a military operation by a single country to destroy the brutal terrorist organisation.

“This is not about supporting Israel or Palestine, but condemning terrorism. This is not a war between two countries,” BJP spokesman RP Singh asserted. “Hamas has taken over the Gaza Strip and is worse than ISIS. You cannot say people from both sides have been killed as it was started by Hamas.”

Modi’s support for Israel has angered neighboring Muslim countries, most notably in the Maldives, where a local politician in January accused Modi of being an “Israeli stooge” in response to a seemingly innocuous local tourism campaign. The Maldives subsequently moved to ban entry to anyone holding an Israeli passport, prompting the Israeli embassy in India to promote Indian beaches as a welcome alternative, amplifying the tourism campaign that initially sparked the controversy.

India and Israel have enjoyed growing trade ties and defence cooperation for many years. I got it. The Diplomat, a magazine specializing in Asian affairs, reported that “almost half, or 42.1 percent, of Israel’s arms exports have gone to India since 2014.” The media pointed out that public opinion polls show that support for Israel in India is higher than in the United States, traditionally considered Israel’s closest ally, so Prime Minister Modi’s Israel policy does not seem to deviate from Indian public sentiment toward Israel.

Follow Francis Martel Facebook and twitter.

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Reddit
Telegram
WhatsApp