From Nehru to Modi: India's Israel policy over the years

By Editorji News Desk
Published on | Oct 10, 2023

India-Israel ties

India recognised Israel as a state in 1950. The ties, however, remained strained between the countries for years.

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Then Indian PM Jawaharlal Nehru’s ‘West Asia policy’ wasn’t welcoming for Israel. However, India did seek Israel’s support in the 1962 Indo-Sino war.

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India-Israel established full diplomatic ties in 1992, with the inauguration of new embassies and appointment of ambassadors and diplomats.

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India-Israel ties took a positive turn in 2016, when the then-Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj visited Israel.

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In 2017, Narendra Modi visited Israel, becoming the first Indian PM to do so. He also visited West Bank.

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Days after Hamas launched an attack on Israel, Modi spoke to Benjamin Netanyahu. He reaffirmed India’s support to Israel.

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