外文标题：For Israel, China’s a trading partner, India a strategic one
TEL AVIV/JERUSALEM: Despite its burgeoning trade and economic ties with China, Israel doesn't look at Beijing as a strategic partner the way it does at India, its number one buyer of arms, according to top Israeli government sources.
As the NDA government under PM Narendra Modi commits itself to taking ties with Israel to an altogether new level, China and Iran remain the proverbial elephants in the room in bilateral relations between the two countries. Israeli officials, though, said here that there was no question of Israel's relations with China diluting the strategic content of its ties with India.
With an annual trade volume of over $10 billion, China is Israel's largest trading partner in Asia. Beijing is also on the verge of knocking over the US as the top funder of joint ventures in Israel involving foreign companies, including Israel's famed hi-tech startup companies. India's annual trade with Israel is still around $5 billion but officials here said this could double with the signing of a free trade agreement (FTA) which is being negotiated.
The Follower (Unknown)
israel showed their true face, now also u want to b friends with a liar ??
samir kumar ()
really???????? time will tell
Sandeep Akula (Bangalore, India)
new govt needs to work in the interest of country.. and looks like they are on the right path
Dipak Bose (Location)
If you do not buy weapons from Israel, this friendship will disappear in a minute.
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Appa Durai (Coimbatore)
We cant match easily with jewish brains
Srikant Hegde () replies to Appa Durai
Dont generalize your stupidity.
Abjinder Pal Singh (New Delhi-58)
The top priority of India should be to improve its relations with all its nieghbors including China...
sumant padhi (Berhampur)
One thing is common for both Israel and India is both are suffering because of terrorism. Israel has been using strict measures against the terrorists and India has started doing so very recently after Modi's team has taken over the rein. The cross border firing will increase but terrorism activities will be at its lowest.
Puneet Goel (earth)
isreal already controling china politically,india should have friendly relationship with isreal but not more then that
biplop Indian (India)
Israel, India, China etc are facing the common threat and should be work together.
rakesh A ()
Indo-Israel relations very important.
For India to be really strong, India should invest heavily in manufacturing sector given its favorable demographics and counter the influence of china.