Happymon Jacob speaks to Professor P.R. Kumaraswamy of the School of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University and honorary director of the Middle East Institute, New Delhi, about the evolution of India-Israel relations.
He discusses the various aspects of India’s relationship with Israel in the context of India’s larger West Asia policy. He also describes the various phases that mark India’s relationship with Israel from having no formal diplomatic relations to forging an increasingly significant strategic partnership. Professor
Kumaraswamy also addresses India’s evolving stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict, human rights issues, and the so-called convergence of Hindutva and Zionism.