“Matter is under investigation and no effort will be spared to find the culprits” EAM Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar spoke to his Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi after a low intensity improvised device exploded near the Israeli embassy on Friday at 5.05 PM (IST) in New Delhi, damaging windscreens of nearby cars while causing no injuries.

The EAM told the Israeli Foreign Minister that India took this incident very seriously.

“Assured him of the fullest protection for the Embassy and Israeli diplomats. Matter is under investigation and no effort will be spared to find the culprits,” EAM Jaishankar wrote in his tweet.

Shortly after EAM Jaishankar’s telephonic talk with his Israeli counterpart, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla spoke to Israeli Foreign Secretary Alon Ushpitz and Secretary CPV Sanjay Bhattacharyya spoke to Israeli Ambassador in India Ron Malka.

“A very low intensity improvised device went off... No injury to any person was reported... nor was there any damage to property, except the glass panes of three vehicles parked nearby,” Anil Mittal, a Delhi Police spokesperson, was quoted by a news agency as saying.

Meanwhile, Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said his government would cooperate fully to identify those involved.

He said, “The Indian Foreign Minister assured me that the Indian authorities are committed to the security of all Israeli diplomatic staff and will continue to act resolutely to locate all those involved in the explosion. I thanked him and promised full cooperation and any help required from Israel.”