Bomb probe: Israeli Ambassador meets Krishna
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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 20:16
New Delhi: Two days after the car bomb explosion critically injured an Israeli diplomat here; its Ambassador Alon Usphiz on Wednesday met External Affairs Minister S M Krishna and discussed the incident, including the progress in the investigations so far.

"The meeting was a very good one. It is just another shining example of support, friendship and intimacy that we have been lucky to be exposed to in the last 48 hours since this very saddening vicious terrorist attack on one of our people took place here in the heart of New Delhi," Usphiz told reporters after his meeting with Krishna.

On the health condition of woman diplomat Tal Yehoshua(40) who was injured in the attack, he said "I can say that there is a constant improvement, a gradual but constant improvement in the condition of our friend."

Usphiz said the "heartwarming" support by the government and the people of India following the attack reflects the strong partnership between India and Israel.

"Really, the support we got from the Indian people and the Indian leadership is heartwarming and is stregthening us in our strong dedication to continue to do whatever we can in order to promote the bilateral relations between two important partners India and Israel," he said.

It is understood that the progress of the investigation into Monday's attack also figured in the talks.

According to sources, after the blast, the Israeli Mission here had sought more protection and the government has assured them all possible assistance and security.

Usphiz also informed Krishna that his country wants to send a team including forensic experts and others, to which the Minister said India would welcome them.

Yehoshua, wife of a Israeli Defence Attache and herself a diplomat working in the mission, was critically injured in the explosion and underwent surgeries at the private Primus Hospital for removal of splinters from her spine and liver.

She was among the four persons wounded in the blast.


First Published: Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 16:20

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