Tag Archive for Israel India

$777m deal: Israel Aerospace Industries to fit 7 Indian navy ships with Barak 8

State-owned Israel Aerospace Industries signs an additional contract worth $777 million to supply the Barak 8, LRSAM air and missile defense systems on 7 Indian navy ships.

By Reuters

 

State-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has won an additional $777 million contract to supply LRSAM air and missile defense systems to seven ships in the Indian navy, the company said on Wednesday.

The contract is with India’s state-owned Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL), which is the main contractor in the project, IAI said.The LRSAM, part of the Barak 8 family, is an air and missile defense system used by Israel’s navy as well as India’s navy, air and land forces. Continue Reading »

Israel sends humanitarian aid to flood victims in Indian state of Kerala

With over 350 killed and 800,000 left homeless in the worst flooding the Indian state of Kerala has seen in over a century, Israel sends food & clothing with IsraAid suppling clean water & counseling for the victims.

By Itamar Eichner

 

Israel has sent humanitarian aid to victims of the monsoon floods in the Indian state of Kerala. At least 350 people were killed and more than 800,000 were left homeless by the disaster.

Israeli Consul in Bangalore Dana Koresh and the consulate staff delivered the first truck of humanitarian aid Tuesday to the residents of Kerala.

Dana Kursh, Consul General of Israel to South India, based in Bangalore & Ariel Seidman deliver humanitarian aid in India – Photo: Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Water, food and clothing were delivered in accordance with requests by local authorities. Continue Reading »

India’s Air Chief Marshal admits, ‘Israel’s regional air superiority undisputed’

Along with dozens ‎of other air force chiefs visiting Israel for a special military conference, India’s Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa conveys in an interview: ‘The IAF is committed to ‎defending peace and stability. Israel not ‎only has aerial capabilities, it knows how to use them.’

By Hanan Greenwood

 

The Israeli Air Force is held in high regard ‎worldwide and it has demonstrated multiple times ‎that it has a wide range of capabilities it does not ‎shy away from exercising, India’s air force ‎commander ‎said Wednesday.‎

Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa and dozens ‎of other air force chiefs are in Israel for a ‎weeklong visit, attending a conference hosted by the ‎IAF in honor of Israel’s 70th year. Continue Reading »

EL AL turns to IATA to fly through Saudi airspace

Since Saudi Arabia doesn’t officially recognize Israel, granting El Al access to its air space would dramatically  indicate a diplomatic shift in its position.

By TOVA COHEN/REUTERS, ARI RABINOVITCH/REUTERS

 

TEL AVIV – Israel’s flag carrier El Al has asked an airline industry lobby group to help it access Saudi Arabian airspace, so it can compete with Air India’s planned route between India and Israel.

Air India One, a Boeing 747-437, used by President of India – Photo- Wikimedia Commons: José Luis Celada Euba

The request came in a letter on Wednesday from El Al’s chief executive to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), in which he said he has also approached Israel’s prime minister. Continue Reading »

Report: PM Modi to seek direct India-Israel flights over Saudi Arabia airspace

Having already inked an impressive series of bilateral agreements between PM Netanyahu and PM Narendra Modi, the Indian leader will now seek to enable Air India to fly over Saudi skies to Israel, thereby cutting flight time by 2 hours, lowering fuel costs and ticket prices that should boost the number of flights and increase tourism.

By Itamar Eichner

 

A major Indian airline may begin operating direct return flights to Israel which will include a navigation route above Saudi Arabia as part of the further consolidation of diplomatic ties between Jerusalem and New Delhi.

PM Netanyahu and PM Modi at India’s India-Israel Business Summit – Photo: אבי אוחיון, לע״מ/Facebook

On Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is currently in the midst of a six-day trip to India, extolled the 25 years of diplomatic relations between Israel and India, boasting that the two sides had already signed nine agreements covering cooperation in cyber security, space and oil and gas exploration. Continue Reading »

India’s PM Modi surprises PM Netanyahu in unscheduled, personal welcome at New Delhi Airport

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is welcomed by his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi with hugs upon Netanyahu’s arrival in India, that will include visiting Ahmedabad, Mumbai & Agra, as well as meeting Indian President Ram Nath Kovind during Netanyahu’s first ever visit.

By HERB KEINON, HAGAY HACOHEN

 

NEW DELHI – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unexpectedly met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he landed at New Delhi’s airport on Sunday afternoon, a gesture of warmth that was not in the original schedule.

Modi, with whom Netanyahu has developed a close relationship, greeted Netanyahu with a warm hug, and then hoisted his arm into the air for the cameras. Continue Reading »

REPORT: Cancelled $500 million missile deal with India still tenable

Just prior to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming five day visit, meant to be spent with Indian PM Narendra Modi for much of the visit, the Hindustan Times reported that the Indian Army insists on the deal being completed.

By HERB KEINON

 

A $500 million Indian purchase of 8,000 Spike antitank missiles from Israel that New Delhi canceled last week, just days before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming trip to India, may still come about through a different channel, Indian media outlets reported.

According to the Hindustan Times, the Indian military is very keen on purchasing the missile from Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. Continue Reading »

IDF’s most elite units host Indian special forces in joint training exercises

While a contingent from the Indian Air Force were participating in the Blue Flag exercise, 16 visiting Indian commandos, part of their 45-man delegation, were training with the Israeli Air Force’s elite Shaldag unit and Unit 669, the Airborne Combat, Search & Rescue Unit.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

A contingent of Indian Garud commandos are in Israel taking part in exercises with elite Israeli special forces as part of the Blue Flag aerial drill.

“The roles of the commandos of the two nations are similar. We carry out what others cannot do,” wing commander K. Baharat told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday.
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4 Indian Navy vessels to be upgraded with first LRSAM missiles from joint Israel-India program

The first LRSAM missile was delivered to the Indian defense minister as part of partnership deal between Israel Aerospace Industry and India’s Defense Research and Development Organization.

By i24NEWS

 

The first LRSAM missile, a product of the partnership between Israel Aerospace Industries and India’s Defense Research and Development Organization, was delivered to India’s minister of defense on Tuesday.

First LRSAM (‘Barak 8’) missile delivered to Indian defense minister – Israel Aircraft Industries

Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) announced in May that it had signed a deal worth $630 million with Indian state-owned Bharat Electronics Limited.

As part of the agreement, IAI supplied the LRSAM missile, the marine version of the Barak 8 air defense system, to be installed on four Indian Navy vessels. Continue Reading »

Chronicling the Open Love Affair as Israel Celebrates India’s Independence Day

An Indian journalist in Israel explores the new Israel-India love affair, asking some hard questions, and pointing out some inconvenient truths.

By PALKI SHARMA UPADHYAY

 

A typical independence day for a TV journalist in India goes like this – you report to work early in the morning because the Prime Minister makes a speech at the majestic Red Fort. You spend the day focusing on the highlights of it, and scrounge for news on agencies because it’s usually a slow day.

It’s a national holiday, people have more time to watch TV and you don’t have enough to serve them. Continue Reading »

India recruits IDF K-9 life-savers

 

India begins integrating elite IDF ‘Oketz’ sniffers into their security forces that specialize in search and rescue missions, guard duty, and locating explosive material.

By JPOST.COM STAFF

 

Israeli elite sniffer and attack dogs have been imported to India to add teeth to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security team, the Indian Telegraph reported.

IDF ‘Oketz’ handler with K-9 – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

A ‘senior’ security official told the paper that 30 “attack dogs, bomb sniffers and chasers,” were brought from Jerusalem during the past year.

He also added that the canines were also “very effective” in combat.

The IDF employs dogs to fill several tasks including bomb sniffing, attack and guarding duties and search and rescue missions. Continue Reading »

India’s PM Modi visited Israel never saying ‘Palestinians’ once… for a reason

 

Unlike many of the Western European countries, India does not engage in “megaphone diplomacy,” rather it deals with issues quietly, behind the scenes, not in the full glare of camera lights, and not hypocritically lecturing others in public.

By HERB KEINON

 

Narendra Modi, who departed Israel on Thursday after being the first-ever Indian prime minister to visit, spent 49 hours in the country, participated in more than a dozen events, and spoke publicly five times.

And never once did he publicly utter the word “Palestinians.”

Modi and Netanyahu wading on the beach. – Photo- KOBI GIDEON/GPO

There are many reasons why Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must have hated to see the departure of his Indian counterpart, the leader of the world’s largest democracy with whom he waded barefoot into the Mediterranean on Thursday. Continue Reading »

WATCH: Indian PM Narendra Modi meets 11 yr-old, Mumbai terror-attack survivor

 

WATCH Video: In a heartwarming encounter, Indian PM Modi met with Moshe Holzberg, who lost both parents during the terrorist attack on the Mumbai Chabad House in 2008, when he was just 2 years old.

Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, this afternoon (Wednesday, 5 July 2017), met with Moshe Holtzberg, whose parents were murdered in the November 26, 2008 terrorist attack on the Mumbai Chabad House. He told them that he misses India; Indian Prime Minister Modi said that his country was open to him.

Prime Minister Netanyahu invited Holtzberg to accompany him on his future trip to India.

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WATCH: A ‘truly historic visit’ as Netanyahu and Modi tour Jerusalem

 

During his historic visit to Israel, the first for an Indian premier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to sign a host of agreements with Israel in the fields of defense, technology, water, and agriculture, bringing the two countries ever closer.

By i24NEWS

 

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his historic visit to Israel – the first Indian premier to do so – celebrates “this ancient bond between both our nations” and lauded “the link between our people [that] dates way back to the Jews in India” during his joint press conference with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday. Continue Reading »

India’s PM Modi to make historic 3-day trip to Israel, bolstering ties & economic cooperation

 

Stepping away from ‘diplomatic protocol’, the Indian leader will not travel to Ramallah to engage the Palestinians, instead will spend his 3 days with PM Netanyahu to advance India’s “wide ranging partnership with Israel, from agriculture cooperation to homeland security.”

By Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff

 

Narendra Modi is scheduled to make the first visit to Israel by an Indian prime minister later this week, in a public embrace of a country that he has long admired for its military and technical expertise but which his predecessors kept at arm’s length.

India has traditionally trodden a careful diplomatic line in the region, analysts say, wary of upsetting Arab states and Iran — upon whom it relies for its vast imports of oil — and its large Muslim minority. Continue Reading »