India


India
   India recognized Israel on 18 September1950 but established full diplomatic relations only on 29 January 1992. Israel had opened a consulate in Bombay in the early 1950s, but its functions and jurisdiction were extremely limited. Ezer Weizman became the first Israeli president to visit India in 1996. Since the 1990s, India and Israel have developed increasingly strong bonds of friendship that are reflected in commercial and military trade and in the sharing of strategic intelligence against global terrorism. The annual trade between Israel and India was $2.5 billion in 2004. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon visited India in September 2003, the first by a sitting prime minister since Israel and India established diplomatic relations in 1992. On 21 June 2008, Israel launched a sophisticated reconnaissance satellite atop an Indian missile from a launch site in India. The launch is viewed as an expression of the growing cooperation between Israel and India in the security spheres as a whole, and in particular in the fields of missiles, radar, and satellites. While control of the TECSAR satellite, manufactured by Israel Aerospace Industries, will be in Israel's hands, Indian media reported that Israel will provide India access to some of the reconnaissance data.

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  • India — • The peninsula is separated on the north from Tibet and Central Asia by the Himalaya, Hindu Kush, and Karakoram mountains, and some lower ranges divide it from Afghanistan and Baluchistan Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. India      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • INDIA — has played a significant role in Jewish culture and consciousness for 2000 years. Over the millennia, there have been commercial and cultural interactions and, in recent times, diplomatic, technological, and strategic links as well. Ancient Times …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • INDIA — regio Asiae amplissima, inter Indum fluv. Plin. l. 5. c. 28. et l. 6. c. 20. Strabo l. 1. p. 64. l. 2. p. 87. l. 15. p. 680. 690. et 697. Herod. l. 4. c. 44. ad Occ. a quo nomen habet, et Serum ad Ort. a Sinis separantem, inlongum extensa Oceano… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • India — In di*a, n. [See {Indian}.] A country in Southern Asia; the two peninsulas of Hither and Farther India; in a restricted sense, Hither India, or Hindostan. [1913 Webster] {India ink}, a nearly black pigment brought chiefly from China, used for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • India — ist der Name folgender Personen: Sigismondo d India (1582–1629), süditalienischer Renaissancekomponist Linda Viera Caballero, Künstlername La India (* 1970), puerto ricanische Salsa Sängerin Shamika Brown, genannt India (* 1977), amerikanische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • India — En español, el nombre de este país de Asia se usa preferentemente precedido de artículo: «Un sismo demoledor sacudió ayer la India y Pakistán» (Siglo [Pan.] 27.1.01). Su uso sin artículo, que se da especialmente en textos periodísticos y que… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • India — f. Abundancia de riquezas. U. m. en pl.) ☛ V. alcaparra de Indias, avellana de la India, bálsamo de copaiba de la India, Cámara de Indias, carrera de Indias, castaño de Indias, caña de Indias, caña de la India, cedro de la India, coco de Indias,… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • India — Old English, from L. India, from Gk. India region of the Indus River, later used of the region beyond it, from Indos Indus River, from O.Pers. Hindu, the name for the province of Sind, from Skt. sindhu river. The more common M.E. form was Ynde or …   Etymology dictionary

  • India — f English: presumably from the name of the subcontinent, and apparently taken into regular use as a result of its occurence in Margaret Mitchell s novel Gone with the Wind (1936), which contributed a remarkable number of given names to the… …   First names dictionary

  • india — chintz or india cotton (heavy figured fabric used by upholsterers); india ink (glue + lampblack) also called chinese ink …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games


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