New Delhi, November 23
Energy could be the next frontier of India-Israel relations, said a senior Indian diplomat here on Monday.
Contracts for gas exports from the massive Israel reserves in the eastern Mediterranean, exploring oil and gas reserves in India, developing technologies and collaborations for renewable energy sources could be the way forward, said MEA Secretary (CPV&OIA) Sanjay Bhattacharyya at the 13th India-Israel Forum, a Track-II dialogue forum that was also addressed by Alon Ushpiz, former Ambassador of Israel to India and currently Director General of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In an era where technology dominates, India-Israel projects can lead the way in securing new markets globally by leveraging their high-tech collaboration in defence under Make in India, and cooperation to combat cyber crime.
Bhattacharya also lauded the Israeli technology in water conservation and desalination, which is being utilised here to bring water to Jamnagar, Chennai and Bundelkhand, to revive traditional indigenous water practices in the region and encourage new agricultural methods based on technology. — TNS