NSA Doval Meets Israel’s Netanyahu, Talks About Hostage Release And Gaza Crisis

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel on Monday to discuss regional developments and the urgent need to solve the humanitarian aid crisis in Gaza. Taking to X, the Israeli Prime Minister office stated: “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met today with Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and updated him on recent developments in the fighting in the Gaza Strip. The sides also discussed the effort to release the hostages and the issue of humanitarian assistance.”

“The Director of the National Security Council, the Prime Minister’s Foreign Policy Advisor and the Indian Ambassador to Israel also participated in the meeting,” Israeli PMO further added.

Doval also met with his Israeli counterpart, Tzakhi Hanegbi, who was present at the meeting with PM Netanyahu.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi maintains regular contact with the leaders in the region such as the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Jordan, and is actively involved in conversations aimed at promoting regional peace and stability.

India has backed efforts to give humanitarian aid to the Palestinian population in Gaza, delivering consignments of needed supplies.

Earlier on Sunday, Netanyahu stated that his decision to launch military operations in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, stressing that Israel wants to ensure that an act like October 7 does not occur again, according to CNN.

“We’ll go there. We’re not going to leave. You know, I have a red line. You know what the red line is? That October 7 doesn’t happen again. Never happens again. And to do that, we have to complete the destruction of the Hamas terrorist army,” he  was quoted as saying by CNN in its report.

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