India, for a long time, had significantly profited from its close ties with Israel and little was done to acknowledge it. However, after the 2017 visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, there is a significant breakthrough in the relationship, enhancing the scope of the ties. Subsequently, India has made significant steps in forging a precarious, yet necessary balance in the Middle East, ensuring that the economic and security interests are not threatened.
In recent times, the Israel-India diplomatic relationship is growing exponentially. With this in mind, many feel that there may be a change in India’s policy towards Israel-Palestine issue.
Historically, India has openly supported the Palestinian cause. However, under the present government, India’s open support to Palestine has diminished as it was mentioned only a very few times.
Though this may not mean that India has entirely changed its traditional position, it is evident that India is becoming increasingly neutral in the Israel-Palestine issue.
The US government under President Donald Trump had made an unprecedented move by recognizing Golan Heights as a part of Israel. This move was condemned by many countries as well as the international community. This is because the Golan Heights was captured by Israel from Syria during the Six-Day War in 1967. The Golan Heights is highly vital for Syria and Israel, both economically and strategically.