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Bomb probe: Israeli Ambassador meets Krishna

Israeli envoy also informed Krishna that his country wants to send a team including forensic experts, to which he said India would welcome them.



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.

PTI

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