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Visits by Indian leaders were better under BJP: Israel

Discussion in 'International Relations' started by MyRaven, Jun 14, 2011.

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  1. MyRaven

    MyRaven 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Lamenting the lack of high-level visits from India under the UPA government, senior officials at the Israeli foreign ministry told US diplomats that it was "better under the Bhartiya Janata Party government," according to a classified US diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks.

    Despite burgeoning defence and trade ties, "Israel is concerned about the lack of high-level visits and other exchanges with India. The last visit by an Indian Foreign Minister was in 2000, with a November 2007 visit called off at the last minute," deputy Director general for Asia and Pacific at Israel's foreign ministry Ruth Kahanoff told US diplomats.

    "Kahanoff believes that India is restrained in the relationship (with Israel) by its large Muslim population, their concern about relations with the Arab world, and lingering elements of the Non-Aligned Movement/Nehru ideology," the US embassy cable revealed by WikiLeaks said.

    Giora Bacher, Director at Israel's foreign ministry Asia and Pacific Desk, also attending the meeting, added that the "visits were actually better under the Bharatiya Janata Party government".

    Kahanov also pointed out to US political counsellor Marc Sievers and others present during the December 2007 meeting that former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon visited India in 2003, but no Indian Prime Minister has ever come to Israel.

    He also complained about Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari giving a speech attacking Israel, which she saw "as a sign that India is still trying to find its place in the world".

    Bacher told US officials that her country's current relationship with India is dominated by defence cooperation and other trade.

    Visits by Indian leaders were better under BJP: Israel - Indian Express
     
  2. Mr.Ryu

    Mr.Ryu Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Our relation with most countries are low see the defense deal alone most are done during ABV period from Missile to FIGHTER jet.

    UPA has no time to fill their pockets if the visit worth some $$$$ of kick backs then there would have been a dozen.
     
  3. Rajat Angurala

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    India should not loose their one & only true ally"Israel".
     
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    Mr.Ryu Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    No not sure if that's TRUE Once it was USSR,then came RUSSIA and then US and now ISRAEL expect USSR all others i think are for their personal gains as their main goal.
     
  5. Rajat Angurala

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    "No not sure if that's TRUE Once it was USSR,then came RUSSIA and then US and now ISRAEL expect USSR all others i think are for their personal gains as their main goal."

    if that's the case why does Russia sell more technology to china?
     
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    because it's RUSSIA and not USSR
     
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    Each nation is bent on deriving more profits from arms deals. Israel sees India a potential customer with huge requirements of weapons & weapon systems. There is no true ally concept in this one.
     
  8. GUNS-N- ROSES

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    i m not really worried abt indo-israeli relations. we have to acknowledge that internal politics does play a huge role in "visibility" aspect of any relation.

    its understandable that the govts wants to keep relations at a low "visiblity" level.
     
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    [QUOTE=Mr.Ryu;81894]Our relation with most countries are low see the defense deal alone most are done during ABV period from Missile to FIGHTER jet.UPA has no time to fill their pockets if the visit worth some $$$$ of kick backs then there would have been a dozen.[/QUOTE]

    that is not correct. there r many deals which have been conceived and and signed during UPA's tenure.
     
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