News and updates about India

Amid Iranian threats:

Countries issue travel warnings to Israel

France, India, Russia, Poland and the United Kingdom warn citizens against travelling to Israel and, in some cases, the wider region.

Countries issue travel warnings to Israel

Indian worker killed by antitank missile identified

Patnibin Maxwell, killed by a Hezbollah antitank missile yesterday in northern Israel, is survived by a wife 7 months pregnant and a 5-year-old daughter.

Indian worker killed by antitank missile identified

Ashdod rabbi orders religious certification of wigs

A hasidic rabbi in Ashdod has warned that Jews should only purchase wigs certified not to have been made using hair derived from a ritual head-shaving practiced in India.

Ashdod rabbi orders religious certification of wigs

7 killed in rocket strike on synagogue in India

Knesset Diaspora Affairs Committee demands govt. act to bring Bnei Menashe to Israel after members killed in going ethnic conflict.

7 killed in rocket strike on synagogue in India

India:

8-year-old saves his life by biting cobra to death

Quick-thinking child survives attack by venomous cobra by biting back.

8-year-old saves his life by biting cobra to death

National Security Council:

Israelis must exercise caution in India following embassy blast

NSC issues advisory after IED explodes outside Israeli embassy in New Delhi.

Israelis must exercise caution in India following embassy blast

Explosion reported at Israeli embassy in India

'Abusive' letter addressed to Israeli ambassador found, witnesses report hearing loud bang, seeing smoke, in potential bombing.

Explosion reported at Israeli embassy in India

Pentagon confirms:

Vessel attacked off coast of India was hit by Iranian drone

The tanker was described as having Israel links due to the fact that it was leased from a company that is indirectly owned by an Israeli.

Vessel attacked off coast of India was hit by Iranian drone

Iranian drone strikes Israeli-affiliated cargo ship off India

Maritime security firm Ambrey says that the drone was launched directly by Iran and caused structural damage to the ship.

Iranian drone strikes Israeli-affiliated cargo ship off India

Paraguay official dismissed for deal with fictional country

The United States of Kailasa, founded by a guru fleeing Indian authorities, approached Paraguay for an agricultural agreement - and got one.

Paraguay official dismissed for deal with fictional country

1 killed in bombing at Indian convention center

Jehova's Witness prayer session at Zamra International Convention Center in the town of Kalamassery bombed.

1 killed in bombing at Indian convention center

Flood in northern India leaves 14 dead, 102 missing

A cloudburst dropped a huge amount of rain over a short period on the Lhonak glacial lake triggering flash floods down the Teesta valley.

Flood in northern India leaves 14 dead, 102 missing

Despire ethnic unrest:

Bnei Menashe celebrate Sukkot in northeastern India

Like many Jews around the world, the Bnei Menashe community of northeastern India is gathering to celebrate Sukkot this week.

Bnei Menashe celebrate Sukkot in northeastern India

I2U2 Group signs new economic Memorandum of Understanding

US brokers new private enterprise partnership initiative between Israel, India, and the UAE.

I2U2 Group signs new economic Memorandum of Understanding

Canadian PM:

'Credible intel that India is tied to slaying of Sikh leader'

Canadian PM Trudeau says Canada is probing "credible allegations" that Indian agents had a role in slaying of exiled Sikh near Vancouver.

'Credible intel that India is tied to slaying of Sikh leader'

Economic corridor to connect countries from Israel to India

PM Netanyahu announces 'unprecedented breakthrough initiative' economic corridor connecting India, Middle East, Israel, and Europe.

Economic corridor to connect countries from Israel to India

Netanyahu congratulates Indian PM for 'historic' moon landing

Israeli PM calls Indian counterpart Narendra Modi following India's landing a spacecraft on the moon's south pole.

Netanyahu congratulates Indian PM for 'historic' moon landing

Police on high alert:

Terrorists found with photos of Mumbai Chabad House

Two terrorists arrested by the Maharashtra ATS were found to be in possession of images of the Jewish center that was attacked in 2008.

Terrorists found with photos of Mumbai Chabad House

Indian movie shown on Amazon Prime misapproprates Holocaust

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is urging Amazon Prime to remove the film 'Bawaal' due to its abuse of the Nazi Holocaust as a plot device.

Indian movie shown on Amazon Prime misapproprates Holocaust

Can you spare a million?

'World's richest beggar' now worth an estimated $1 million

He has 'earned' his million by wandering around crowded areas in India, and continues to beg despite owning real estate.

'World's richest beggar' now worth an estimated $1 million

Foreign Ministry: All Israelis in India flood zone contacted

The Foreign Affairs Ministry reports on the dramatic operation to contact all Israelis trapped by flooding in northern India.

Foreign Ministry: All Israelis in India flood zone contacted

India:

Bnei Menashe community in crisis as synagogues torched

Hundreds of Bnei Menashe crypto-Jews in India displaced as synagogues torched amid ethnic clashes.

Bnei Menashe community in crisis as synagogues torched

Indian citizens outraged as new road is revealed as carpet

What appeared to be a new road in India turned out to be a carpet, prompting widespread anger against the government.

Indian citizens outraged as new road is revealed as carpet

Death count from India train crash reaches nearly 300

Collision involving two passenger trains and a freight train leaves nearly 1,000 injured in Odisha, India.

Death count from India train crash reaches nearly 300

India:

At least 50 dead in train accident

At least 50 killed and hundreds more injured when two passenger trains derail in India, about 220 kilometers southwest of Kolkata.

At least 50 dead in train accident

Bnei Menashe living in India threatened by civil war, NGO warns

Two synagogues destroyed and multiple members of Bnei Menashe crypto-Jewish community killed in ethnic strife in India.

Bnei Menashe living in India threatened by civil war, NGO warns

New Delhi summit:

AJC delegation discusses increasingly close Israel-India ties

American Jewish Committee group meets with senior leaders in India to promote economic cooperation with Jewish community.

AJC delegation discusses increasingly close Israel-India ties

Indian billionaire buys Haifa port days before fraud allegations

Gautam Adani, Indian billionaire at center of allegations of stock market manipulation and fraud, buys port days before allegations surface.

Indian billionaire buys Haifa port days before fraud allegations

Indian FM calls Israeli counterpart, congratulates him

Indian Foreign Minister Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar discusses bilateral relationship between Israel and India with Minister Eli Cohen.

Indian FM calls Israeli counterpart, congratulates him

Russian tycoon who criticized Ukraine war dies in hotel fall

Sausage mogul Pavel Antov dies after falling from window at Indian hotel only days after death of his friend.

Russian tycoon who criticized Ukraine war dies in hotel fall

Interview:

Jewish doctor rescues abandoned girls in India

She is second mother to 14 Indian girls nobody else wanted and she sold her house in the USA to be able to raise them to adulthood.

Jewish doctor rescues abandoned girls in India

India:

At least 75 killed in bridge collapse

150-year-old bridge collapses as hundreds celebrate religious festival in Gujarat.

At least 75 killed in bridge collapse

Mother fights off tiger with her bare hands to save her baby

Woman suffers serious injuries after fighting with tiger which attacked her 15-month child.

Mother fights off tiger with her bare hands to save her baby

Watch: Skyscrapers blown up near Indian capital

Two illegally constructed high-rises demolished using more than 3,500kg of explosives as hundreds applaud.

Watch: Skyscrapers blown up near Indian capital

Inscription in India reveals evidence of area's oldest synagogue

Researchers say stone inscription from 13th century shows evidence of ancient synagogue in southern India.

Inscription in India reveals evidence of area's oldest synagogue

Sanctions on Russian oil? A golden opportunity for India...

India buys up cheap Russian oil & sells it to the U.S. at over $30 per barrel profit.

Sanctions on Russian oil? A golden opportunity for India...

India and Israel commit to deepening defense ties

Israeli Defense Min. Gantz meets Indian counterpart Singh, discuss cooperation on security challenges.

India and Israel commit to deepening defense ties

Gantz to leave for India tonight after delays

Defense Minister had been scheduled to depart this afternoon but delayed his trip after the opposition refused to offset his votes.

Gantz to leave for India tonight after delays

Climate change? Deadly heatwaves scorch India, Pakistan

According to one study, extreme temperatures expected once every 300 years could now occur on average three times a decade.

Climate change? Deadly heatwaves scorch India, Pakistan

Gantz to arrive in India before Bennett

Channel 12's Amit Segal reports that Gantz deliberately moved up his visit to India so he can get there before the Prime Minister.

Gantz to arrive in India before Bennett

Bennett to make first official visit to India next month

At invitation of Indian PM Modi, Israel's PM Bennett will fly to India at the beginning of April.

Bennett to make first official visit to India next month

Costly mistake? India accidentally launches missile at Pakistan

Pakistan is demanding an investigation into the incident.

Costly mistake? India accidentally launches missile at Pakistan

Namaste, shalom to friendship

While some 4,000 kilometers separate India and Israel, it is 30 years since the start of diplomatic relations, and we share a vision. Op-ed.

Namaste, shalom to friendship

Indian PM's Twitter account hacked

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's personal Twitter account briefly compromised, shares link to Bitcoin scam.

Indian PM's Twitter account hacked

India's top military commander killed in helicopter crash

Defense Minister Benny Gantz expresses condolences to the Indian people upon the loss of their top general,

India's top military commander killed in helicopter crash

Bennett to Indian PM:

'You're the most popular man in Israel - maybe join Yamina?'

Israeli PM meets his Indian counterpart at sidelines of UN climate change conference in Glasgow, vows greater cooperation with India.

'You're the most popular man in Israel - maybe join Yamina?'

El Al flight makes emergency landing in India

Flight from Phuket to Israel forced to land in Goa after warnings of gas leak appear in cockpit.

El Al flight makes emergency landing in India

Bennett congratulates Indian PM for 1 billion Covid vaccines

India celebrates one billion vaccine doses. PM Bennett wrote: "These life-saving vaccines are helping us all defeat the global pandemic".

Bennett congratulates Indian PM for 1 billion Covid vaccines

Blinken speaks to Emirati, Indian and Israeli Foreign Ministers

Discussion focuses on expanding economic and political cooperation in the Middle East and Asia.

Blinken speaks to Emirati, Indian and Israeli Foreign Ministers

Israel, India, to recognize each others' vaccine certificates

Israel joins International Solar Alliance, agrees with India to mutually recognize coronavirus vaccine certificates.

Israel, India, to recognize each others' vaccine certificates

Watch: Indian farmers allege minister's car hit protesters

Famers in the Indian province have been protesting agricultural reforms for the past months.

Watch: Indian farmers allege minister's car hit protesters

Lost Tribe of Bnei Menashe celebrates Sukkot in northeast India

The Bnei Menashe community in northeast India, claiming descent from the Lost Tribe of Menashe, prepares for Sukkot festival.

Lost Tribe of Bnei Menashe celebrates Sukkot in northeast India

Muslim author promotes Holocaust education in Islamic world

Indian-British author Shaheen Chishti talks to Arutz Sheva about educating Muslims on the Holocaust and Israel.

Muslim author promotes Holocaust education in Islamic world

Lightning strikes in India kill 65 people

At least 11 domestic tourists visiting a 12th century structure were killed during India's monsoon season.

Lightning strikes in India kill 65 people

Biden taps Eric Garcetti to be ambassador to India

Los Angeles’ Jewish mayor, Eric Garcetti, nominated to be ambassador to India.

Biden taps Eric Garcetti to be ambassador to India

India: Infections down as free vaccination underway

With Corona infections killing hundreds of thousands in the impoverished nation, authorities hope a new vaccination campaign eases the pain.

India: Infections down as free vaccination underway

Watch: As COVID takes hold, India on verge of natural disaster?

The 2nd outbreak of the Covid crisis is presenting a new environmental threat for the already-volatile Ganges River in India.

Watch: As COVID takes hold, India on verge of natural disaster?

Covid-19: Health Ministry orders even vaccinated to isolate

Case identified in Beit She'an is woman who recently traveled to Dubai. Fears of partially vaccine-resistant Indian mutation mount.

Covid-19: Health Ministry orders even vaccinated to isolate

Unvaccinated forced to wear skull and crossbones in rural India

Police in Indian district of Niwari make unvaccinated people wear sign with skull and crossbones to shame them into getting Covid-19 shot.

Unvaccinated forced to wear skull and crossbones in rural India

Watch: Powerful cyclone rakes western India

A powerful storm struck India, bringing down buildings, killing more than a dozen, and forcing thousands to evacuate their homes.

Watch: Powerful cyclone rakes western India