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Indian Government Rejects Any Cooperation with Israel, Parliament Told

The Government of India has rejected any cultural and technical cooperation agreements with Israel because India “has no diplomatic relations” with Israel, the Indian Minister of State for External Affairs said today in Parliament. He added that such agreements could not be divorced from diplomatic relations with a country. The Israeli delegation at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, now taking place here, has sought to Induce Indian officials to consider such cooperation with Israel, apart from political differences.