Indo-Israeli Secret Alliance
By Sajjad Shaukat
In the first week of February, this year, Israeli secret agency, Mossad’s Chief Tamir Pardo visited India with a three member delegation. Pardo’s detailed talks with the Chief of Indian spy agency, RAW, Sanjeev Tripathi was part of Indo-Israeli secret alliance. The major aim of this meeting was to accelerate joint initiatives through their secret agencies so as to manipulate the strategic developments in South and Central Asia including Middle East. The purposes behind latest liaison of the top spymasters were also to intensify covert activities particularly to destabilise Pakistan and Iran, and to disrupt their cordial relationship besides exploiting US hardlining approach against China.
Another major aim of Mossad’s head with his counterpart was to prepare a clandestine plan to obtain the secret designs of India and Israel in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of foreign troops from that country. Both are also disappointed by the new peace initiative by Pakistan and Afghanistan which does not favour their collective interests. So they intend to create misunderstanding between Kabul and Islamabad by sabotaging their new cooperation including their peace deals with the Afghan militants. Although Indo-Israeli secret alliance has full tactical support of the United States regarding China, Iran and Pakistan, yet it is also working against America where similarities of interests are more important in case of New Delhi and Tel Aviv. In these terms, the two countries also seek to thwart the peace talks, being held in Qatar between the US and Taliban militants. Some reliable sources suggest that with the help of their affiliated militant groups, Mossad and RAW which have established their tentacles in Afghanistan have decided to intensify subversive acts on the US-led NATO installations in order to create obstacles in the withdrawal schedule of foreign forces, and to implicate both Afghan militants and Pakistan in this respect.
In fact, since 9/11 tragedy, India and Israel have left no stone unturned by manipulating the world phenomena of terrorism to achieve their common goals by convincing the US-led European states clandestinely that Pakistan is sponsoring cross-border terrorism in Afghanistan and Kashmir. And Iran and Syria are doing the same act in Iraq, Lebanon and Israel. In this context, equation of the ‘war of liberation’ in Kashmir and Palestine with terrorism and use of delaying tactics in the solution of these controlled territories have become the main purpose of New Delhi and Tel Aviv which also intend to divert the attention of the west from their own atrocities, being perpetrated on the innocent Kashmiris and Palestinians. Besides, Pakistan, having close ties with Beijing, is immediate target of the Indo-Israeli secret nexus. So, with the support of US, India and Israel are in collusion to weaken Pakistan for their common strategic interests.
It is mentionable that India and Israel are collectively exploiting the double standards of the west in relation to terrorism and human rights vis-à-vis Pakistan, China and Iran. If New Delhi considers both Islamabad and Beijing as its arch enemies, Tel Aviv takes Tehran in the same sense especially due to its nuclear programme which is also opposed by the US-led EU. Israel is also against Pakistan as it is the only nuclear Islamic country. However, these similarities of interest have brought the two countries to conclude a secret alliance.
It is noteworthy that with the assistance of American CIA, both RAW and Mossad have been sending heavy weapons and well-trained militants from Afghanistan into Pakistan, who not only attack the checkposts of security forces, but also commit target-killings, suicide attacks, abductions etc. in the country. These secret agencies are especially supervising saboteurs to conduct subversive acts in Karachi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan where they also support separatist elements, especially Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA). Besides, kidnapping and killing a number of Chinese nationals through their related-insurgents, these external secret agencies are also assisting Jundullah (God’s soldiers), a Sunni militant group which has so far killed several Shias in Pakistan, while committing acts of sabotage in Iran’s Sistan-Baluchistan. Iranian leaders directly blamed Israel and CIA for those terror-attacks.
While taking cognisance of the Indo-Israeli secret alliance against Islamabad and Tehran, Pakistan’s former Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had said that the suicide attacks in Iran’s Sistan were a conspiracy against brotherly relations between Pakistan and Iran. He further added, “It is obvious that the same forces that are working in Pakistani Balochistan are also working in Iranian Sistan.” In the recent past, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei indicated, “The bloody actions being committed in Iraq, Pakistan and Iran are aimed at creating a division between the Shias and Sunnis… those who carry out these terrorist actions are directly or indirectly foreign agents.”
It is worth-mentioning that both Tel Aviv and New Delhi have successfully manipulating the presumed threat of China in Asia in order to involve America. In that backdrop, US which signed a nuclear deal with India in 2008, intends to make India a great power of Asia to counterbalance China. In this context, during his visit to India, on November 6, 2011, President Barrack Obama who announced $10 billion in trade deals, supported Indian demand for membership of four key global nuclear nonproliferation regimes.
It is of particular attention that Jewish-Hindu lobbies are collectively working in America and are well-penetrated in the US Administration. These lobbies are exploiting the war against terrorism and presumed threats of Iran, China and Pakistan so as to protect the Indo-Israeli covert designs. With the help of some American law-makers and media, these entities have introduced dangerous socio-religious dimension in the world by equating the “war on terror” with “war on Islam” and acts of Al Qaeda with all the Muslims. It is due to these lobbies that President Obama who had earlier shown enthusiasm to resolve the dispute of Kashmir and Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while strongly opposing the new Jewish settlements have become helpless. Moreover, it is because of Indo-Israeli lobbies that Dana Rohrabacher introduced a House Concurrent Resolution in the US House of Representatives on February 17, 2012, calling upon Pakistan to “recognise the right of self-determination for Balochistan.”
Besides, a number of recent developments such as US war-mongering diplomacy against Iran, Israel’s threat to attack Iran, Obama’s new defence strategy, which calls for greater US military presence in Asia—maintenance of six permanent bases in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of foreign troops, unprovoked firing on two Pakistan Army border posts, killing 24 troops in wake of US-backed intermittent infiltration of militants from Afghanistan and new wave of drone attacks clearly prove that President Obama has become powerless before the Indo-Israeli secret alliance which is also working against American interests in order to obtain their collective goals. New Delhi and Tel Avis has also ignored US cost of war against terrorism which is more than seven trillion dollars including debt-crisis and other related problems which Americans have been facing.
As regards, Indo-Israeli alliance, it has solid proof which could be assessed from the interview of Israel’s ambassador to India, Mark Sofer published in the Indian weekly Outlook on February 18, 2008. Regarding India’s defence arrangements with Israel, Sofer had surprisingly disclosed “We do have a defence relationship with India, which is no secret. On the other hand, what is secret is the defence relationship”. And “with all due respect, the secret part will remain a secret.”
Indo-Israeli nexus remained under wraps till 2003, when Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon visited India to officially reveal it. In this regard, Indian ‘The Tribune’ wrote on September 10, 2003, “India and Israel took giant leaps forward in bolstering the existing strategic ties and forging new ones” and Tel Aviv has “agreed to share its expertise with India in various fields as anti-fidayeen operations, surveillance satellites, intelligence sharing and space exploration.” Nevertheless, from anti-missile systems to hi-tech radars, from sky drones to night-vision equipment, Indo-Israeli defense cooperation has known no bounds in recent times.
The matter is not confined to purchasing of military equipments only, Indo-Israeli overt and covert links are part of a dangerous strategic game in Asia. In this connection, the then Israeli premier, Benjamin Netanyahu had already made it clear in July 1997 saying, “Our ties with India don’t have any limitations—as long as India and Israel are friendly, it is a strategic gain.”
In this respect, we should remember that the major cause of the World War 1 was the secret alliance among Austria-Hungary and Germany—then Italy joined the Austro-German alliance, initiated by German leader Bismark. On the other side, France and Britain concluded counter alliance—ultimately all that resulted into militarisation of Europe and the World War 1.
So, if not checked in time by the international community, Indo-Israeli secret alliance could culminate into third world war in case of particularly Israeli prospective attack on Iran or use of America for this purpose.
Sajjad Shaukat writes on international affairs and is author of the book: US vs Islamic Militants, Invisible Balance of Power: Dangerous Shift in International Relations