Hyper-nationalism and arms deals: A new chapter in Israel-India ties | +972 Magazine

India’s status as a rising world power makes it an important partner for Israel to strengthen its economy, while at the same time Israel invests in India and hopes to continue benefitting from the ongoing cooperation between the two countries. But it seems that more than ever, Modi’s nationalist and right-wing ideology has bolstered India as a decisive factor on the diplomatic stage in the eyes of Israel — a place where the Jewish state is no longer so popular with the West. Modi’s attitude toward the Muslim population of India, the largest religious minority in the country, certainly fits with the guiding principles of Israel’s right-wing government.

Hyper-nationalism and arms deals: A new chapter in Israel-India ties | +972 Magazine