India supplying arms to Israel in return for Kargil support, claims former envoy

Daniel Carmon's remarks come amid speculative reports that India has supplied drones and artillery shells to Israel in its war with Gaza.
India supplying arms to Israel in return for Kargil support, claims former envoy
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Former Israeli Ambassador to India Daniel Carmon has claimed that India might be supplying arms to Israel in its war with Gaza as a way of "returning the favour" for Israeli support during the 1999 Kargil War.

In an interview with Israel's Ynetnews, Daniel Carmon said Israel was one of the few countries that provided India with weapons during its war with Pakistan.

"The Indians always remind us that Israel was there for them during the Kargil war... The Indians don't forget this and might now be returning the favour," Carmon, who served as Israel's ambassador to India from 2014 to 2018, said.

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India supplying arms to Israel in return for Kargil support, claims former envoy

During the 1999 Kargil War, Israel provided military supplies and equipment, including guided munitions and drones.

Daniel Carmon's remarks come amid reports that India has supplied drones and artillery shells to Israel in its war with Gaza as the Middle Eastern country ran low on supplies.

In February, media reports said that India had provided Israel with advanced Hermes 900 drones manufactured in Hyderabad.

The Hyderabad facility was set up by Israel to produce supplies for the Indian military. However, around 20 drones were sent to be used by the Israeli Defence Forces, the report said.

India has, however, not confirmed the reports and has not reacted yet to Carmon's remarks.

In May, Spain prevented a cargo vessel, 'Marianne Danica', from docking at the Cartagena port on its way to Israel. The vessel, which was coming from Chennai, was carrying 27 tonnes of military supplies, Ynetnews reported.

Israel's war with Gaza has now entered its eighth month, killing around 38,000 people and displacing lakhs.

Source: India Today

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