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  • Peres Goes to India and China

    Foreign Minister Shimon Peres left Sunday morning for India and China to solidify business ties with those two countries. He is accompanied on his weeklong trip by a group of top Israeli businessmen. In India, Peres is expected to sign agreements in areas of technology, culture, aviation and tourism. In China, Peres will open a… More ▸

  • Israel May Help India Develop Tank

    Israel may assist India in building a new tank. According to a report in the Times of India, Israel is seeking to provide sensors and fire-control systems for a tank being developed by India. A senior Indian defense official said the Israelis “are prepared to delete brand names of the items they supply” for the… More ▸

  • Israelis Warned Not to Travel to Kashmir in Northern India

    Israelis have been warned not to travel to Kashmir out of concern they may become targets of a terrorist group operating in the restive region of northern India. Yigal Carmon, the prime minister’s adviser on terrorism, issued the advisory following reports that a Moslem extremist group had threatened to arrest any Israelis attempting to enter… More ▸

  • India Announces It Will Establish Full Diplomatic Ties with Israel

    India has agreed to upgrade diplomatic relations with Israel to the ambassadorial level. The announcement was made Wednesday by Israeli Foreign Minister David Levy in Moscow, where he was attending an international conference on Middle East regional issues. It was announced simultaneously in New Delhi by Indian Foreign Secretary J.N. Dixit, who was quoted as… More ▸

  • Levy off to Portugal, then China, Amid Diplomatic Hints from India

    Foreign Minister David Levy is at the center of new diplomatic activity this week. He flew to Lisbon on Sunday for a two-day official visit to Portugal, which assumed the rotating chairmanship of the European Community’s Council of Ministers on Jan. 1. His next stop may be China. Word just came from Beijing confirming its… More ▸

  • India Claims It is ‘mentally Prepared’ for Israel Ties but Has No Timetable

    India is “mentally prepared” to review its relationship with Israel but will not be held to any timetable, Prime Minister Narashimha Rao told World Jewish Congress Co-Chairman Isi Leibler at a meeting last week in New Delhi. According to the WJC, Rao intimated that his country’s longstanding hostility toward Israel was “under review” and that… More ▸

  • Kashmiri Rebels Release Israeli Taken Hostage in Northern India

    Moslem rebels in northern India have released a 22-year-old Israeli tourist held hostage for a week, it was reported here Wednesday from Srinagar, capital of Kashmir province. Yair Yitzhaki, a resident of the Old City in Jerusalem, was handed over to U.N. representatives in Srinagar following an appeal from U.N. Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar,… More ▸

  • India Won’t Send Tennis Team to Israel

    The Indian government, reversing an earlier decision, announced Wednesday it will not send its Davis Cup tennis team to play in Israel next month, even though it means India will be barred from the Davis Cup matches next year. Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi told the Parliament in New Delhi that the Indian team will not… More ▸

  • India Nixes Visit by Israeli Prof

    The Indian government has refused to grant a visa to Hebrew University Prof. Shlomo Avineri who has been invited by one of India’s most prestigious “think tanks” to participate in a conference on Soviet bloc developments in December. Avineri, an expert on Marx and Communist theory and one of Israel’s leading Sovietologists, said he received… More ▸

  • India Slams Israel in Davis Cup; Israeli Women Lose to Soviets

    Israel’s national men’s tennis team was shut out in quarterfinal Davis Cup competition by India, 4-0, in matches played Friday-Sunday in New Delhi. Israel couldn’t even win a set on the grass court, a surface unfamiliar to them. In the closing match Sunday, Ramesh Krishnan defeated Amos Mansdorf, 10-8, 6-0. But that score was practically… More ▸