DEBKAfile Special Report April 17, 2012, 7:01 PM (GMT+02:00)
India has, for the first time in its history, penalized a foreign defense vendor, Israel’s Military Industries (IMI), for alleged breach of contract and confiscated its $70 million guarantee - alone of the five defense vendors recommended to be blacklisted for alleged involvement in graft. An IMI dossier was filed with the Indian authorities countering the charge. India is strongly suspected in Jerusalem of cooling its defense relations with Israel to line up with Tehran and Moscow and their refusal to join sanctions against Iran.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 22, 2012, 11:51 PM (GMT+02:00)
China and Pakistan are profiting hugely from sanctions-busting financial services to Iran, while Russia, India and Turkey also help cushion Tehran against the depredations of sanctions.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 14, 2012, 11:21 PM (GMT+02:00)
Notwithstanding the loud and angry Israel official contentions that the three explosions in Bangkok Tuesday Feb. 13 were part of an Iranian global terror drive, senior Israeli intelligence sources told debkafile that no connection – other than circumstantial - has been uncovered as yet between that incident and the sticky-bomb attacks on Israeli official cars in New Delhi and the Georgian capital of Tbilisi 24 hours earlier. In fact, Israeli counter-terror agencies are not absolutely sure of the source of the last two.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis February 13, 2012, 10:35 PM (GMT+02:00)
Straight after terrorists targeted Israeli embassies in New Delhi and Tbilisi, Monday, Feb. 13, Israel’s Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz convened an urgent conference with Military Intelligence Director Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavy, Air Force commander Ido Nehushtan and Operations Division chief Maj. Gen. Yaakov Ayash. Their discussion went beyond the immediate import of the two incidents to focus on the broader ramifications of a potential attack with Israeli fatalities and its impact on the prospects of war.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 13, 2012, 7:37 PM (GMT+02:00)
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday, Feb. 12: “We know exactly who was responsible for attacking Israeli officials abroad and we shall respond.” He referred to the bombs attached to the cars of two Israeli officials. One blew up in New Delhi, injuring Talya Yehoshua-Koren, wife of Defense Ministry representative to India, and three others. The other bomb was discovered in time by the car’s owner, a local embassy employee in Tbilisi, Georgia. Israeli diplomats and foreign officials were ordered to stop using their own vehicles.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 23, 2012, 5:57 PM (GMT+02:00)
India is the first buyer of Iranian oil to agree to pay for its purchases in gold instead of the US dollar, debkafile reports exclusively. Our sources expect China to follow suit. India and China take about one million barrels per day, or 40 percent of Iran's total exports of 2.5 million bpd. Both will therefore substantially cushion the impact on the Iranian economy of the European decision of Monday, Jan. 22, to impose an oil embargo on Iran and freeze the assets of its central bank.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 10, 2011, 2:33 AM (GMT+02:00)
Western intelligence circles believe master terrorist Ilyas Kashmiri survived a US rocket attack although his al Qaeda group the 313 Brigade eulogized him. Syed Saleem Shahzad, the Pakistani journalist who knew too much about him was abducted, tortured and killed, while his "man in India," David Headley is alive ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 29, 2010, 12:27 AM (GMT+02:00)
Japan and India have embarked on a joint initiative to establish a new East Asia alliance that would overtake China as giant of Asia. They believe America's superpower status is not threatened by Beijing but foresee its recovery after the Obama presidency.
DEBKAfile Special Report April 12, 2010, 3:27 PM (GMT+02:00)
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 2, 2010, 1:07 AM (GMT+02:00)
India believes the credit cards used by the Chicagoan terrorist Headley can lead to his handlers, but the US is denying their interrogators access to him or their inquiry. And Delhi now accuses Pakistan's intelligence of engineering the attack on Indian residences in Kabul.
DEBKAfile Special Report April 1, 2010, 12:08 AM (GMT+02:00)
Indian defense ministry circles reveal a huge order of three types of armed unmanned aerial vehicles they have placed with Israel for deployment on the Indian-Pakistan border in readiness for the possible supply of American drones, including armed Predators, for which Pakistan is pushing hard.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 22, 2009, 7:28 PM (GMT+02:00)
Courts documents in the criminal case against the David Headley, who was arrested in Chicago in October for suspected involvement in the Mumbai terrorist siege, suggest the Chicagoan US citizen may have been a double agent.
debkafile's counter-terror sources report that New Delhi suspects the CIA knew in ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 20, 2009, 12:57 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Press Trust of India news agency reported that nuclear plants were put on alert Monday, Nov. 16 in the wake of the arrests in the United States of two suspects of complicity in the Mumbai attacks a year ago in which 171 people were killed. Headley is believed to ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 23, 2009, 12:00 PM (GMT+02:00)
The counter-terror center in Jerusalem has warned Israelis travelling in India to attend the Jewish New Year events this weekend only at sites which are competently secured. Terrorist groups are reported seeking out sites popular with Western tourists, including Jewish centers in all parts of India.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 23, 2009, 2:55 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Times of India quotes DEBKA-Net-Weekly's exclusive report of Friday, May 15, which revealed that Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh had warned US president Barack Obama that Pakistan's nuclear sites near Taliban-al Qaeda strongholds are partly in the hands of Islamic extremists.
DEBKA listed the locations of those nuclear sites ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 13, 2009, 9:21 AM (GMT+02:00)
India's biggest ever counter-terror exercise took place this week on the plains of Punjab near the Pakistan border. debkafile's military sources disclose that the three-day maneuver ending May 5 was staged by massed mechanized and parachute units of the elite Kharga Corps trained by Israel military instructors in ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 25, 2009, 5:43 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources report that India rushed through its order for the Israeli Aerospace Industries all-weather, 24-hour surveillance TecSAR after 10 gunmen murdered 165 people in Mumbai last November, including five Israelis.
The Israeli satellite is considered one of the most advanced in the market, capable of seeing ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 17, 2009, 6:05 PM (GMT+02:00)
Mohammed Aimal Kasab, 21, a Pakistani, faces possible execution five months after a terrorist siege in which he and 10 gunmen took part killed more than 160 people. The court adjourned after dismissing his defense lawyer over a conflict of interest.
"We have information that women are being trained on ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 29, 2008, 10:12 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources report some 20,000 troops of Pakistan's 14th Division are said to have been diverted from the Waziristan border region with Afghanistan to the Line of Control in Kashmir and the international border with India. This is a loss of one-fifth of the total Pakistani force ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 17, 2008, 6:24 PM (GMT+02:00)
Chidambaram announced measures to fix the intelligence lapses and "logistical weakness" which were exposed by the Islamist terrorist siege of Mumbai which cost 172 lives. He promised wide-reaching reforms of security laws and the national terror preventive infrastructure, including 20 new counter-insurgency schools for training commandoes.
"We cannot go back ...