Israel’s national security adviser Yaakov Amidror met with Indian home minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday to discuss the latest developments in the investigation into last month’s bombing of an Israeli diplomat’s vehicle.
Amidror’s visit comes after Indian authorities arrested Iranian freelance journalist Syed Mohammed Kazmi’s last week on suspicion of links to the terror attack. According to the Economic Times, anonymous sources assert that Kazmi assisted the bombers in conducting reconnaissance of the Israeli diplomats in New Delhi.
India has withheld blame for the attack, though the nationalities of the perpetrators and the tactics used implicate Iran. Haaretz, quoting senior Israeli government officials, reported that India had indeed traced responsibility for the attack to Iranian agents, but is maintaining silence due to its relationship with Iran.
India has been steadfast in its refusal to sever links with Iran, which is India’s second largest oil supplier, and just this week sent a trade delegation to Iran to explore trade opportunities with Iran.