India-Israel: Close allies in keeping peace and order

Cover Story, June 2017
by Ashok Malik
Politically and strategically, Israel is India’s most trusted ally in West Asia, writes a political senior columnist.

Twenty-five years ago, in 1992, India and Israel formally established full diplomatic relations and exchanged ambassadors. In 2003, Ariel Sharon, Israel’s prime minister at the time, travelled to India, becoming the first head of government from Tel Aviv to do so. This month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will become the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel.