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'Made in India' label on the remains of a missile dropped by Israeli warplanes at a UN shelter in Nusseirat refugee camp (X video screengrab).


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a far-fetched claim during the election campaign that he had stopped the Israeli war in Gaza on the occasion of Ramadan. Even those who did not believe did not accuse those words of dishonesty. However, the information revealed by the investigation report later released by the international media is not at all proud of India or the Prime Minister of India. Information is coming out to strengthen the allegations of involvement in the massacre and pseud at the highest level. On the same day that Modi made his election slogans, it was reported that the weapons used in the collective slaughter of those including children in Gaza included those provided by India to Israel. Not only weapons but also drones and explosives have been and are participating in genocide as 'Made in India'. While the World Court has initiated legal proceedings against Israel for the crime of genocide, the damage it does to India's reputation at the global level is not small. On May 15, a cargo ship that attempted to dock at a Spanish port was found to contain weapons bound for Israel, and moves were made to intercept it.

Realizing this, the ship left immediately. It was later revealed that the weapons on that ship were from India. It finally reached 30 km near Gaza, where the massacre was happening, loaded with weapons from Chennai. Modi talked about the time when a ship arrived with supplies to feed the starving children of Gaza, with 20 tonnes of rocket engines, 12.5 tonnes of explosive rockets, 1500 kilograms of explosives, etc., that he stopped the war. Later, another cargo ship from Chennai was denied entry at the Port of Spain; The reason was because of weapons to Israel. All this reinforces the suspicion that India, which has been constantly saying that peace talks are needed in Ukraine and Gaza instead of war, has been providing arms to Israel for a long time. Most of the weapons manufactured by Adani Elbit Advanced Systems India Limited, a joint venture between Adani Group and Israel's Elbit Company, are specifically intended for Israel. When a 'Made in India' stamp was found on some of the missiles dropped by Israeli warplanes on the UN refugee camp in Nusayrat, Gaza, an explanation emerged that they might have been sent a long time ago. However, it is now clear from reports that India is sending arms to Israel even after the Gaza genocide started. Investigations conducted by the media show that India's secret relationship and deals with Israel over the years have necessitated the current arms export.

Israel is the fourth largest buyer of India's military hardware. India is the largest buyer of war weapons from Israel Aerospace Industries. The weapons that India sends there are also a part of such military understandings. (The New York Times says that India bought the Pegasus spy software from Israel, which was used to conduct secret surveillance on Indian citizens, is a part of this.) India's help is valuable to Israel, whose friends are dwindling. However, this is causing a huge loss to India. At a time when being sued by the World Court itself and is being accused by many centres, including the UN, of war crimes, arming Israel for all this is complicity in the crime. The damage this deal will do to India's reputation and credibility in the diplomatic field is also serious. While calling for a negotiated settlement and chanting friendship with Palestine, India's status as a secret arms supplier to an aggressor state is eroding the global acceptance it has earned over the years. The gap between the public sentiment of the Indian people and the international dealings of the government is also evident here. When corporate friendships are valued over democratic values, it subverts the fundamental stance of the nation. India's Ministry of External Affairs needs to explain its position while this issue is being discussed globally. It is serious enough to be examined by a parliamentary committee.

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