Israel has stepped forward to offer ‘unconditional support’ to India in defending itself, particularly against terrorism, highlighting that “there is no limit” to its assistance, an assurance that assumes significance surrounded by demands that the government should explore Israeli-type vengeance to terror strikes.
The remarks made by newly-appointed Israeli envoy Dr Ron Malka came in reply to a query up to what extent Jerusalem will go to offer assistance to India which has been a victim of terrorism of late.
Last Thursday, in one of the dastardly attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan-based terror outfit JeM killed 40 soldiers after which there has been an increasing demand that the government should take a look at Israeli-type anti-terror operations.
The Israeli military is well known for its precise and quick strikes. “Whatever India needs to defend itself there is no limit. We are here to help our close friend India to defend itself especially against terrorism because terrorism is the problem of the world and not only of India and Israel,” Malka told PTI in an interview, emphasising that the world should battle terrorism and eliminate it by collaborating, he said, “So, we help India, share our knowledge, share our technique because we really want to help our really important friend.”
The 52-year-old Malka, who was in Israeli military service from where he called it quits with the rank of Full Colonel, said PM Benjamin Netanyahu told him that India was a very “important partner, very important friend and he wants to collaborate to enhance ties and deepen them….to share our knowledge.”
“We are just doing it to make the world a better place to live…” Post the Pulwama attack, Malka had also tweeted that “Israel strongly condemns the terror attack in #Pulwama and stands by our Indian friends during this difficult hour. We send our deepest condolences to the CPRF and their families, the people of India and the Indian government following the terrible #KashmirTerrorAttack.”