Israel to open 3rd India mission in Bangalore

Plans to open new consulate will not be affected by bombing of Israeli diplomats car in Delhi, gov't sources say.

February 16, 2012 02:38
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An Indian police officer guarding [illustrative]

An Indian police officer standing guard 390 (R). (photo credit: Stringer India / Reuters)


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Israel’s plans to open a consulate in Bangalore will not be affected by Monday’s bombing of an Israeli diplomat’s car in New Delhi, government sources said Wednesday.

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman announced plans for Israel to open its third diplomatic mission in India at Bangalore during Indian Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna’s visit here last month.

“It is wonderful news coming at a time when the two countries are celebrating 20 years of diplomatic relations,” Liberman said when announcing plans to open the consulate.

Bangalore is the center of India’s flourishing hi-tech industry, and a city where many Israeli hi-tech businesses have representatives. The opening of the consulate there is expected to significantly increase cooperation between the countries’ hi-tech sectors.

The Foreign Ministry recently issued internal tenders to fill the top-two positions at the new consulate, and logistical efforts are well under way to set up the diplomatic mission there. The consulate is expected to open within a year.

Foreign Ministry officials said the time line for opening the consulate would “definitely not” be slowed down as a result of the New Delhi attack.

The officials also said that the Indians have not indicated they would like to see plans to open the new mission temporarily shelved because of security concerns.

Israel is currently served in India by its embassy in New Delhi and a consulate in Mumbai.

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