When back in1948 the state of Isreal carved out as an independent nation and was inimmediate search of international recognition, the then Indian Prime-minister Nehruremained hesitant, however at present the relationship between the two nationsis dignified with “marriage made in heaven.
“An applauded Eco-political syncretismhas surfaced between Tel Aviv and Delhi, after Israeli Premier’s Netanyahurecent visit to India to kick start their innovation and technological ties topromote the mutual interest for good realtions. These relations arepredominantly the product of converging interests: both Israel and India arefighting enemies confederated with radical Islam, both have had indulged inbloodshed of Muslim neighbors, and both are developing democracies that carvedtheir independence few months apart from the same British colonial master.Furthermore, a symbiotic alliance has developed — India’s free markets andmultifarious needs are irresistible to Israeli enterprises interested to dobusiness abroad, and India now endues Israel to dispense many of the technologiesit needs to cater its vast population. The aurabetween the two countries weren’t always so smooth, although India was never ananti-Semitic society,but it took the state years to vanquish its aversion towardsthe State of Israel, despite diplomatic relations acknowledge narrowly twodecades ago but that decision has pay up for New Delhi: Trade between the twocountries approximates to $5.5 billion annually excluding defense procurements,and more importantly, Israel has showered India in the areas of technology,agriculture, and medicine. India’s proliferated tech relationship with Israel hasn’tgone unobserved and perhaps surprisingly, one country that has observed and maylook forward to imitate, it is Pakistan.During the past decades, Israel has stepped forward toameliorate its relationship with Asia as a whole, which is quite a revolution.
As Asia has emerged with eminence, Israel has expanded trade with almost every country in the region. A recentreport disclosed that 21% of Israel’sexports went to Asian countries, compared to its 20% of exports that went tothe United States, between October 2011 and January 2012. The statistics depict,the first time Israel’s eastward export surpassed those of the United states,and as Asian countries are industrializing and expanding their economies, probablythat shift helps to strengthen with unprecedented implications. At present,Israel has undergone to form a robust economic relationship with both thegiants of Asia- India and China. As China has begun to loosen state controlover some areas of the economy, Israeli companies have found to pave their wayto grab some good opportunities there.
Despite China’s deregulation, thegovernment has still heavily dippedtheir fingers in many aspects ofinfrastructure, heavy industry, and agriculture. Beijing, is now realizing howChina can gain its maximum benefit from Israel’s latest technology and hasembraced it high-tech with a zeal by venturing with their enterprises in a vastrange of projects, such as Israel hasundertaken to work on the billion shekelwater technology project in China. To the contrary, India has a long history of democracy,and their agriculturist and business people have been in a liberty to engage inbusiness with Israeli companies, at least since the establishment of their diplomaticrelation. In past years, though, there was an evident disinclination amongst Indian to acknowledgeIsrael, perhaps because of India’s strong economic bond with Arab countries,which, until not too long ago, enforced a boycott of Israel that outlawed anyof their trading associates from doingbusiness with Israeli enterprises.
The fact that India has an extensiveterritory, and occasionally restive, Muslim minority also tempered passion foradvancing relations with the Jewish state. India, although,has also begun to adopt Israeli technology in the fields from diamonds toinformation technology to defence system to agriculture, despite diplomaticcorrespondence with Jerusalem are usually still a bit rigid. Indian deputationsare now prominent in nearly every international high-tech display held inIsrael.
The international tech exhibitions have provided agood chance to Israeli and Indian tech executivesto convene at the Israel-India Technology Forum, to explore new technologiesthat would be suitable for the Indian consumer and market. Among the attendeesare the officials of some of India’s biggest enterprises, such as Infosys, thegiant consulting company with yearly revenues of almost $7 billion. Many Indian executives have shown their keen interestin Israeli technologies in the fields of Information and technology, more specificallysuch as the Information security, internet, cloud computing, cellular telephone applications and computerizedsolutions for organizations as well as enhancing cooperation with Israelicompanies. Theseventures could just be beneficial andhave a multifarious function, which can easily apply to a host of fields,including technologies, agriculture, water and medical technologies, environmentaltechnologies, and so on. It’s that recognition — the cognizance that Israel’stechnology can help to transform India’s almost one billion people live tobetter lives — that has helped Indian business people and high governmentofficials leave behind their former reluctancy to incorporate business deals withIsrael.
Thecost/benefit study that made India conquer its historic Israel-aversion is nowbeing embraced, at least to a bit extent, by the Islamic republic of Pakistan .In recent months, countless articles and statements by Pakistani pundit andscholars – and even political figures — have depicted a courageous attempt by appearingon mainstream Pakistani talk shows to voice in support of country to followIndia’s example. Pakistanisendorsing better relation, put forward their stance that Israel can help the country,not only with computer science, agriculture, electronics, medicine, solarenergy and more, but more importantly, with its international relations. “The Jewishcommunity all around the world can help Pakistan to elevate its image as an emergingfriendly nation,” said an advocate of opening ties with Israel. Certainly, part of the motivation seems to be astep to surpass the hostile neighbor, or at least a desire to imitate India’seconomic advancement and join the league of advanced nations”It’s timeto confront it,” says the founder of a Pakistan’s policy think tank. “We need a Pakistan with a secure and better futurein the coming world and moreover need to have strong bonds internationally. Nodoubt, India is grabbing it all, whether it’s the Isreal, Russia, United statesand even our good old day’s friend China.
It’s time for us to broaden ourhorizon and be vigilant for what is in the best interest of Pakistan.”