New Delhi: Stating there is perhaps a connection between the blast close to the embassy and the 2012 assault concentrating on the nation’s diplomats in New Delhi, Israel’s ambassador to India, Ron Malka, has stated there are sufficient causes to consider it was a terrorist assault. ALSO READ | At All-Party Meet, PM Modi Speaks About Farmers’ Protest; Says Proposal To Halt Agri Laws Still Stands
“Our assumption as of now is that we have enough reasons to believe that this was a terrorist attack targetted at Israeli Embassy in New Delhi,” Malka instructed PTI when requested to feedback on studies about an entity referred to as ‘Jaish ul Hind’ claiming accountability for the assault.
Responding to a poser on whether or not there might be any hyperlink to the 2012 assault on Israeli diplomats in New Delhi, he stated that angle can be being investigated however added “it is still too early for that”.
“But as I said this is still an early stage of investigation and, therefore, we need to be careful and we will keep all the options open until we know for sure that we can cancel any option or we can focus more on one of them,” he stated.
Earlier in February 2012, one embassy workers member, an area worker and two passers-by sustained accidents. This as a motorbike rider had connected an explosive machine to the again door of the diplomat’s automotive from behind.
Pointing out that the assault came about on the day when Jerusalem was celebrating “29 fruitful and rewarding years of collaboration” with New Delhi, the Israeli envoy stated all attainable angles are open on who might be behind the assault.
“Is it a coincidence or is it not? Who knows that, but of course this is an option being probed. Also, we are examining events and incidents around the world at some destinations whether there was some kind of operations elsewhere also targetted at Israel. All of that is being looked into,” he added.
Asserting that diplomats and Israeli representatives all over the world are “targets of our enemies”, Malka stated all precautions and essential steps are taken “based on our own guidelines and the security procedures that we follow”.
“This time we had increased the level of alert, so we were very much prepared and secure and protected,” he added.
When requested whether or not the Israeli companies will be part of the investigation, Malka stated the probe is usually being accomplished by the authorities in New Delhi because the assault came about on Indian soil.
“But of course, whatever assistance we can provide, whatever we can share, we will do that,” he added.
When quizzed on the envelope recovered from the positioning hinting at a attainable Iranian hyperlink, Malka stated it will not be “appropriate to talk about anything that might harm the investigation”.
The envoy stated all efforts are being made to assist the probe workforce, including the Israeli embassy is “collecting everything that can shed more light on what happened”.
The envoy’s remarks come a day after a low-intensity bomb exploded close to the Israel Embassy on Aurangzeb highway round 5.05 p.m. on Friday. There have been, nevertheless, no accidents within the incident.