Israel has pledged “unconditional” and no holds barred assistance to “close” friend India to combat terrorism. Israel said “there is no limit” to its assistance to India when it came to defending itself. The comments came in the wake of the Pulwama attack.

“Whatever India needs to defend itself there is no limit. We are here to help our close friend India to defend itself specially against terrorism because terrorism is the problem of the world and not only of India and Israel," newly-appointed Israeli envoy Dr Ron Malka.

The statement assumes significance in the backdrop of increasing demand from Indian public and also a section of experts who are asking for Israel-type response to Pakistan.

Malka assured India unlimited help in response to a question pertaining to the extent to which Jerusalem was ready to go to help New Delhi in its fight against terrorism.

Calling India “really important friend”, Malka said, “So, we help India, share our knowledge, share our technique because we really want to help our really important friend.” 
He emphasised the need for the world to fight terrorism and eliminate it by collaboration.

The 52-year old was in Israeli military service from where he retired as a full Colonel. Malka said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had told him that India was a “very important partner, very important friend and he wants to collaborate to enhance ties and deepen share our knowledge.” 

Immediately after the Pulwama attack Malka had tweeted: “Israel strongly condemns the terror attack in #Pulwama and stands by our Indian friends during this difficult hour. We send our deepest condolences to the CPRF and their families, the people of India and the Indian government following the terrible #KashmirTerrorAttack.”