Israeli Ambassador to India Dr. Ron Malka speaking to the Indian media said that there is a full collaboration between Indian & Israeli agencies after an attack near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi carried out on Friday. The investigation is ongoing, gathering all evidence from the scene. There is full collaboration b/w Indian & Israeli authorities. As of now, our strong assumption is that it's a terror attack that targeted the Israeli Embassy. Fortunately, nobody was hurt, Ron Malka, Israeli Envoy told ANI.
"As of now, our strong assumption is that it's a terror attack that targeted the Israeli Embassy. Fortunately, nobody was hurt. We have full trust in the Indian authorities, that it will take any measures that are needed to protect the Israeli representatives that are in India, and second, to conclude this investigation & finding those that are responsible for that", Israeli Envoy Ron Malka said.
While interacting with the media Israeli Ambassador Ron Malka said that the Indian EAM called the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Secy. called our DG in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. NSA called our NSA. "There's full collaboration. They gave their assurances & offered all support, protection, or assistance that we need", Envoy added.
All options are there on the table. Yesterday when this terror attack was conducted, we celebrated the 29th anniversary of the full establishment of diplomatic relations b/w Israel & India, exactly yesterday. So, it may not be a coincidence but all options are being investigated, he adds.
On being asked about the possibility of a link between explosions in 2012 & on Jan 29 Israeli enoy said, "In 2012, there was a terror attack on Israeli diplomats in Delhi not far from Embassy. It might be connected, there might be a pattern. We're investigating & this is one of the options".
In 2012, there was a terror attack on Israeli diplomats in Delhi not far from Embassy. It might be connected, there might be a pattern. We're investigating & this is one of the options: Ambassador of Israel to India Ron Malka on possibility of link b/w explosions in 2012&onJan 29 pic.twitter.com/1RKX6MKhVW— ANI (@ANI) January 30, 2021
Earlier on Friday, a low-intensity explosion occurred near Israel Embassy in New Delhi. Samples collected from the spot by a crime investigation team this morning. The investigation is underway by the Indian authorities and the arrival of the Israeli agencies are also expected to investigate the link of terror attack in New Delhi, media reports told See Latest.