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SOURCE:  ANI

 The Embassy of Israel in India in collaboration with Indian security forces conducted their biggest joint security drill in New Delhi last week to ensure the preparedness and potency of contingency plans for any sort of terrorist attacks in the future.

“Last week, @IsraelinIndia in collaboration with #MHA, @DelhiPolice & special security forces from #India conducted the biggest joint security drill to ensure the preparedness & potency of contingency plans for any sort of terror attacks. This will further deepen our cooperation,” the official handle of the Embassy of Israel in India tweeted on Friday.

Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador of Israel to India HE Naor Gilon said, “This was a one-of-a-kind biggest security drill that was conducted jointly with Indian security forces. We thank them for their efforts. Such joint exercises further deepen the cooperation between our countries in security and defence, while building on shared values in order to contribute to global stability. We are committed to continuing our strong cooperation to make this world safer.”

Based on a simulated exercise, elite forces of the agencies concerned were activated. Traffic control on nearby roads was carried out by Delhi Traffic Police.

Roey Gilad, Ambassador, Center for Policy Research, Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that New Delhi and Israel share a strong relationship, adding further that the cooperation between the two countries has also strengthened.

Israeli Ambassador to India Naor Gilon had said the big boost to change in the relationship between the two countries came after a first-ever historic visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Israel followed by Netanyahu’s visit to India.

India established diplomatic relations with Israel in 1992 and since then the relationship has evolved into a multi-dimensional partnership. “The relations started a little bit slower than hoped, but the big change in 1992 established full diplomatic relations between the two countries,” said Gilon.

India is the only country where Israel has the position of Water Attache to help share Israeli best practices and technologies for advancements in India’s water management sector.