Blast near Israeli Embassy in Delhi : Just 1.7 Kilometers from VVIP Zone

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The blast took place around 5 pm on Friday evening near the Israeli embassy in Delhi.  No one was injured in the blast as it took place about 150 meters from the embassy building, but four to five vehicles parked nearby were damaged. Israel has called it a terrorist attack. Concern over the blast also increased because Friday was the 29th anniversary of India-Israel diplomatic relations. High alert has been declared at 63 airports across the country after this blast in Delhi’s most secure area. The CISF said, ‘An alert has been issued regarding the safety of important institutions, government buildings along with 63 airports. The security of Delhi Metro has also been increased. A bomb disposal squad, including officers of the Intelligence Department and Crime Branch are present on the spot. The surrounding area is sealed. Delhi Police’s Special Cell has started investigation into the incident.

Foreign ministers of India and Israel spoke on the phone about the blast. Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said that I have spoken to the Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi. We have taken this incident very seriously. The Embassy and the diplomats working there are being given full security.  The incident is being investigated and will leave no stone unturned to find the culprits.  After this, Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said, “the Foreign Minister of India has assured the safety of all Israeli diplomats.  He has also talked about finding the blasters soon.  I have thanked them.  Israel is ready to help in this matter.”

After the talks between the Foreign Ministers of the two countries, the statement of Israeli Ambassador to India Ron Malaka came. He said, “This incident happened on the 29th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.  We are working closely with Indian authorities to find out the attackers and their motives”.  

According to sources, the investigation team has found an envelope on the spot. It is written about an official of the Israeli embassy. It is currently being investigated whether it is related to the blast incident or not.The police have refused to give details of the investigation.  Delhi Police Commissioner NN Srivastava said, “I have just inspected the scene of the incident.  A case has been registered in this case. The Special Cell is investigating this. We cannot say anything more about this now.”

According to sources, an improvised explosive device (IED) has been found in a flower pot on the road dividers near Jindal House. It seems to have been thrown there by a moving vehicle. Delhi Police said, “There has been a low intensity blast near the Israeli embassy. Currently, an attempt is being made to find out the reason for this.  Some broken pieces of glass have been found bbythch

The place where the blast took place near the Israeli Embassy near Jindal House on APJ Abdul Kalam Road is about 1.7 kilometers from Vijay Chowk. When the blast took place, the beating retreat was going on at Vijay Chowk itself, in which many VVIPs including the President, Prime Minister, Defense Minister were present.

Before 29 January, Israel was targeted 9 years ago in February 2012, when a car from the Israeli embassy was targeted. The blast was carried out on 13 February 2012 in the car of the Israeli ambassador to India. Four people, including the ambassador’s driver, were injured.

On this day, that is, 29 January, in 1992, diplomatic relations between the two countries started. 

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