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Explosion near Israeli Embassy in New Delhi

No injuries have been reported in the explosion that was reported around 5 pm outside Jindal House near 5, APJ Abdul Kalam Road. Three vehicles have been damaged in the explosion in the high-security zone. 

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New Delhi, First Published Jan 29, 2021, 6:55 PM IST
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A low-intensity blast went off near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi.

Even though the investigation is being conducted on multiples angles, Israel is treating the incident as an attempted terrorist attack  

No injuries have been reported in the explosion that was reported around 5 pm outside Jindal House near 5, APJ Abdul Kalam Road. Three vehicles have been damaged in the explosion in the high-security zone. 

Soon after the blast, a team of Special Cell personnel and the National Investigation Agency reached the spot and cordoned off the entire area. Vehicular traffic was blocked as Delhi Police teams along with central agencies and forensic teams investigated the blast site.

Meanwhile, security measures have been enhanced at all airports, important installations and government buildings after the explosion in Delhi. 

Home Minister Amit Shah has been briefed by Delhi Police Chief SN Shrivastava and the Intelligence Bureau Director about the blast and the ongoing investigations. No angles being ruled out at this stage.

Coincidentally, January 29 is the day India and Israel established their ties in the year 1992. Investigators are probing whether the explosion had anything to do with the 29th anniversary of India-Israel relationship.

Jaishankar reaches out to Israelis

In the wake of blast took place near the Israeli embassy in Delhi, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar spoke to his Israeli counterpart and said that the matter has been taken seriously and culprits would be nabbed soon. 

In a tweet, Jaishankar said, “Spoke just now to Israeli FM Gabi Ashkenaz about the explosion outside the Israeli Embassy. We take this very seriously. Assured him of the fullest protection for the Embassy and Israeli diplomats. The matter is under investigation and no effort will be spared to find the culprits."

Israel Foreign Ministry said the incident is under investigation by the authorities in India who are in contact with the relevant Israeli authorities. The Foreign Minister is regularly updated on the incident and instructed to take all necessary security measures.

India's Ambassador to Israel called Foreign Ministry Director-General Alon Ushpiz and told him that "India will do everything to protect the Israeli missions and emissaries in India."

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