This was the first conversation between the two leaders after a low intensity explosion took place near Israeli embassy in New Delhi three days ago

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday spoke to Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on telephone, and conveyed his strong condemnation of the terror attack near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi on January 29.

According to the Ministry of External Affairs, Prime Minister Modi assured Prime Minister Netanyahu that India accords the highest importance to the safety and security of Israeli diplomats and premises, and would deploy all its resources to find and punish the perpetrators.

Both leaders expressed satisfaction about the close coordination between Indian and Israeli security agencies in this context.

The two leaders also briefed each other about the progress of the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in their respective countries, and discussed possibilities of further collaboration in this area.