Hindustan Times: Israel assisting India’s efforts to augment nuclear capabilities


During PM Modi’s visit to meet with PM Netanyahu in Israel later this year, he is not scheduled for a courtesy stopover in the Palestinian territories.
– India’s Hindustan Times editorial also writes, Israel is “uniquely in the world, a partner in the development of India’s nuclear arsenal” and “strategically more trusted by India than any other country.”

By Erez Linn and Israel Hayom Staff


India’s Hindustan Times published an editorial on Monday praising Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intentions to strengthen overt ties with Israel.

Air India One, a Boeing 747-437, Air India begins direct Israel-New Delhi flights in May – Photo: Wikimedia Commons/José Luis Celada Euba

Modi is expected to visit Israel later this year in a historic trip the newspaper says reflects the “sea change that has taken place between India and Israel” since the countries formalized relations in 1992.

The editorial said there was no point in further concealing the extent of relations between the countries in recent years, and Israel is “now one of the three largest suppliers of arms and weapons to India, a major source of assistance in the country’s counterterrorism programs and, uniquely in the world, a partner in the development of India’s nuclear arsenal.”


This alone “would indicate Israel has become strategically more trusted by India than any other country in the world,” the editorial said.

It also said there had been recent signals that Modi will break with diplomatic tradition and will not include a stopover in the Palestinian territories in his visit to the region.


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