Krishna meets Israeli envoy, assures full support in probe (Lead)

February 15th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Two days after a terror attack on an Israeli embassy car, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna met Israel’s ambassador Alon Ushpiz and assured him of India’s full support in probing the incident which Tel Aviv blames on Iran.

Krishna is understood to have conveyed to the Israeli envoy that investigations are progressing and stressed that India does not have any evidence so far to link any individual, entity or country to Monday’s attack.

The Israeli envoy said he has been assured of India’s full support in investigating the incident.

“The support we get from the Indian people and India is heartwarming. We will do whatever we can to enhance bilateral relations between India and Israel,” said Ushpiz.

Israel has blamed Iran for the attack. Iran has rejected the allegation.

Krishna also said that as requested by Israel, it will provide extra layers of security to the Israeli mission and its employees, said official sources.

“India has agreed to provide more security. Indian security agencies are working with the Israeli side to provide additional layers of security it needs,” official sources said here Wednesday.

The Delhi Police is understood to have tightened the security of the Israeli embassy staff in Delhi.

Indian investigators are currently examining records of 115 phone calls made to Iran, Israel and Lebanon from Delhi for clues in the Monday bomb attack on an Israeli embassy vehicle which injured four people, including Tal Yehoshua (40), wife of a Israeli defence attache.

An unidentified motorcyclist attached an improvised explosive magnetic device to the Israeli embassy car which exploded into flames.

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