I just got off the phone with Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi about the explosion outside the Israeli Embassy. This is something we take really seriously. Assured him that the Embassy and Israeli diplomats will be fully protected,’ Jaishankar tweeted.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar spoke to his Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi hours after a low-intensity explosion occurred outside the Israeli embassy in the national capital on Friday, assuring him of the “fullest security” for the Jewish nation’s diplomats and mission.
India has taken the incident “very seriously,” Jaishankar said in a statement, and no attempt will be spared to identify the perpetrators.
The blast, which was triggered by a low-intensity improvised bomb, occurred on the 29th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Apart from Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla spoke with Israeli Ambassador Alon Ushpitz, and Secretary (Consular, Passport and Visa division) of the Ministry of External Affairs Sanjay Bhattacharyya spoke with Israeli Ambassador in India Ron Malka, according to sources.
I just got off the phone with Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi about the explosion outside the Israeli Embassy. This is something we take really seriously. Assured him that the Embassy and Israeli diplomats will be fully protected,” Jaishankar tweeted.
He said, “The matter is under investigation, and no effort will be spared to locate the perpetrators.”
According to Ashkenazi, Jaishankar told him that Indian authorities would continue to work “resolutely” to find all those responsible for the blast.
“The Indian Foreign Minister assured me that India is committed to the protection of all Israeli diplomatic personnel and will continue to work resolutely to locate all those involved in the explosion. I thanked him and assured him of Israel’s full cooperation and any assistance needed,” he tweeted.
The low-intensity improvised device went off at 5.05 p.m., according to Delhi Police, and no one was injured or property was damaged.
At 5.05 p.m., a low-intensity improvised device went off. “No one was injured, and no damage to property was registered other than the glass panes of three parked vehicles nearby,” a Delhi Police spokesperson said.
Following the blast, Israel’s foreign ministry said that all of its diplomats and embassy personnel in Delhi are “safe and sound.”
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