Post 1992 and particularly after the coming of the BJP led NDA government India and Israel have become close on several counts. The most well-known aspect of their relationship is collaboration in the defence sector whereas India becomes the largest buyer of Israeli weapons and arm technologies.
Today, there is a growing confirmation that the relationship between Israel and India has become an active collaboration between the ideologies of Zionism and Hindutva. Defying a long-established convention India voted with Israel in the UN for the first time this year. In the following text, the attempt has been made to provide evidence of this growing collaboration. This report, published in January 2020 looks at some of the key arms deals between India and Israel, including the recently introduced joint ventures between Israeli and private Indian companies, the gaping issues of corruption that have foreshadowed arms deals, which have often been pushed at the cost of our public sector defence industry. It interrogates the changing meaning and terms of securitization which have created the space for the deepening of these ties.India-Israel-Military-Relations-2020_compressed