India-Israel relations: from obscurity to certainty - Asia Times
While Israel embraced the United States and closer ties with west European nations, good relationship with Muslim countries despite Pakistan blocking India's. A flourishing Indo-Israeli-US relationship has the potential to make a significant impact on global politics by altering the balance of power, not only in South Asia . Some observers believe he could forge more functional relations with the United States and India — despite the US-India-Israel nexus being.
While Modi his first term romped home to an unexpected victory to head a majority government inNetanyahu had to struggle in the elections and at one point was not expected to win at all. Take some recent examples of successes for the Jewish state. This now brings me to the second point, which is the dramatic improvement in Israel-Russia relations in the past few years. Vladimir PutinRussian president and Netanyahu, appear to share some chemistry and this appears to have helped the two countries forge a better relationship even though there are disagreements over Syria.
Trump is moving the US embassy to Jerusalem along with strong support for Israel, again a welcome change from the odious Obama years.
Netanyahu must count himself lucky here. The last but not the least. The growing but important levels of contact between Israeli-Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf nations. A slow warming of relations between the two countries based on defeating one common enemy, Iran. This is sensible but a lot of hard work remains to be done especially to push back Pakistan and Chinese attempts to subvert Indian territorial integrity. Israel here offers a very good example of the approach, the mentality and tactics needed to counter and checkmate adversaries.
Firstly, its hard-nosed, tough-talking stance on matters concerning its core national security objectives is worth emulating.
There are enough examples of the success of this approach and India should not cave in when the time comes for a muscular approach to issues dear to its national security. The apparent threats confronting both seem dissimilar; but the strategic orientation of their ambitions points towards common goals like: Experiencing a convergence of interests on a range of issues, both nations are focusing on military, identifying Islam as a common foe.
US is facilitating India in terms of hi-tech trade and transactions with Indian, covering cutting-edge technology pertaining to civilian nuclear energy, space, missile defense, and hi-tech commerce.
The two states are also making concerted attempts to diversify this relationship. The emergence of India and Israel, as 53 industrialized and technologically-advanced states, makes their cooperation on a range of fields meaningful and mutually beneficial.
The Jewish organizations in the US share a very close relationship with the Indian-American community and together they have been instrumental in shaping Indo-Israeli ties.
United States and India today are happily confronted by an unprecedented convergence of interests, values, and inter-societal ties in a way never experienced before in the close to sixty-year history of the bilateral relationship. It needs to end its dangerous associations with extremist groups in the region. It needs to demonstrate restraint, practically on the ground in Kashmir. It needs to find ways to renew, broaden, and deepen dialogue with India.
It needs to stay away from adventures like Kargil. It needs to use its influence with the Taliban in Afghanistan to end that war, to shut down terrorism camps and to bring terrorists to justice. It needs to sign the 55 Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and demonstrate restraint in developing weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. Tellis while commenting on the validity as well as perceived productivity of US-Indian relationship, presumes that in the foreseeable future relations between Washington and New Delhi will be quite different, for the first time in recent memory, from its past bound together by common and convergent interests in a diverse set of issues and arenas.
Reversing decades of U. According to Teresita C. Schaffer, a growing convergence of Indian and US interests in Asian security is likely to be the most dynamic element in the bilateral relationship in the next decade. Their common interest in Indian Ocean security and in not having Asia dominated 59 by a single power such as China can be the basis for a significant expansion of their security cooperation. Further both India and the US share the common view of China as a potential and major future threat; and, have common interests in circumscribing the rise of China.
In the long term, there is the possibility of establishing strategic relations with each other to contain China by using the other as a core element for balancing Beijing, especially at a time when each has trouble with China. Irrespective of the technologies involved in each of these realms, the Administration has approached the issues implicated in their potential release to New Delhi through an entirely new prism.
In contrast to the past, USA sees India as part of the solution to proliferation rather than as part of the problem.
He views the growth of Indian power as beneficial to the United States and its geopolitical interests in Asia and, hence, worthy of strong American support.
Pakistani Ambassador to the United Nations Munir Akram once rightly commented about the Indo- Israel relations though excluded USA from this when remarked, ''The states which are suppressing the right of peoples to self-determination in the Middle East and South Asia are now joining together in what is advertised as an alliance against terrorism, but which is more likely to emerge as an axis of oppression.
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Thus, the emerging situation has once again provided India with some new avenues to explore as it tries to balance its competing national interests. The present strategic regional and global imperatives have created a consensus in Delhi, Jerusalem and Washington that their strategic alliance is mutually beneficial in the short term as well as in the long term.
Their special relationship has gone beyond the institutional framework and is gradually becoming stronger as their interaction multiplies. The 'Israeli card' is becoming useful to India in dealing with the Arab states.
It has helped India to assume an added importance for the Arabs, and has provided a useful opportunity to carve out a role for herself in the volatile Middle East. The continuity of this triangle is likely to lead to a common vision towards domestic issues, regional security and the global strategic environment.
Socio-culturally USA, India and Israel are discovering a natural affinity, their economic cooperation is proving mutually beneficial, a partnership in the defense and security spheres is developing, and politico-strategically this triad is moving towards each other. Therefore, it is important for policy makers of Pakistan to come out of illusion and acknowledge that the triad is developing a clear common 62 security threat for Muslim World in general and Pakistan in particular.
Joint military exercises and other Joint ventures in defense and security have become vital to the Indo-Israeli —US strategic alliance and if continually pursued, would provide further strategic depth for their relationship and concomitant threat for Pakistan.
This has also been reflected in increasing cooperation between the Jewish community and the Indian diasporas in the United States. It is not in Israel's interest to see the Pakistani bomb which has become an 'Islamic' bomb. The growing military contacts between India and Israel have rekindled speculations of Indo-Israeli nuclear cooperation as well as resurfaced the fears of the past, both countries seeking to attack the Pakistani nuclear installations.
Do growing India-Israel relations have an impact on Pakistan and its security? The answer is categorical yes.
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Security has been the overriding and foremost concern of Pakistan—both internal and external, that is, from within and without.
It goes without saying that Pakistan is a peaceful country: It has always sought and upheld peaceful settlement of regional and international disputes. Despite this policy of peace-making, inherent in Pakistan's ideology and geopolitical orientation, the fact is that in the first quarter of its coming into existence the country has been the victim of aggression time and again.
After the two decades of its life, the country was subjected to another aggression in connivance with the super power s and succeeded in fulfillment of their ill designs of dismembering Pakistan. India responded by stepping up its repression by greatly increasing its military and paramilitary forces, indulging and incurring massive human rights violations.
Between andsome 70, Kashmiri freedom fighters were martyred and a large numbers were mutilated or incarcerated.
India-Israel relations: from obscurity to certainty
Rapes, burning of houses and villages, as well as, desecration of religious places of worship, were resorted to in order to strike terror among the rebellious population. States are patching up alliances, marshalling hard and soft prowess and harnessing diplomacy and divulging propaganda to accomplish maximum national security.
Policies revolve and evolve around security concerns, identifying possible and probable security threats, perceived in ideological, historical, geographical and strategic perspectives. Formation of local, regional, international and now global security systems and eventual deformation of these blocs have dominated intellectual and policy formulation debates.
That is why security studies have retained its flair, remaining at the core of research studies, given the circumstances of time and place. It is frustrating for Pakistan that, while it is going all the way in ameliorating America's threat perceptions related to al-Qaeda. Probably Pakistan would be well advised to turn to the East, that is, China in its quest for security: Pakistan would be better of if it gains full membership of Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
We should not forget that our experience with the West has been total let-down; whilst China has always been a friend in need thereby proving itself as a friend indeed. Kumaraswamy, "India and Israel: National interests usually combine security and material concerns, on the one hand, and moral and ethical concerns, on the other.
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