India will deploy all its assets to punish terror assault perpetrators: Modi to Netanyahu

New Delhi, February 1

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to convey his strong condemnation of the terror attack near the Israeli Embassy here on January 29 and asserted that India would deploy all its resources to find and punish the perpetrators.

In his conversation with Netanyahu over phone, Modi assured him that India accorded the highest importance to the safety and security of Israeli diplomats and premises, read a PMO statement.

“Both leaders expressed satisfaction about the close coordination between Indian and Israeli security agencies in this context,” the statement added.

The two leaders also briefed each other about the progress in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in their countries, and discussed possibilities of further collaboration in this area.

A low-intensity blast had occurred outside the Israeli embassy in New Delhi on January 29. No one was injured.

Some cars were damaged in the blast that occurred about 150m away from the embassy on  Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road in the very high-security Lutyens’ bungalow zone.

The Israeli foreign ministry said all its diplomats and embassy staff in Delhi were “safe and sound”. PTI

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