Top Israeli Security Official to Visit India, Month After New Delhi Terror Attack

Yaakov Amidror will meet with Indian officials, discuss last month's bomb attack in New Delhi on an Israeli diplomat's wife; Indian journalist was recently arrested in connection to the attack.

Israel's national security advisor Yaakov Amidror is scheduled to meet Indian Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday to discuss last month's bomb attack on an Israeli's diplomat's wife in New Delhi, news reports said.

Tal Yehoshua Koren, the wife of an Defense Ministry official, suffered shrapnel injuries in the attack at a traffic light near the Israeli embassy in central Delhi on February 13.

New Delhi bomb - AP - February 2012
Aftermath of last month's attack in New Delhi.AP

Amidror's visit comes close on the heels of the arrest of an Indian journalist in connection with the incident, state-run Doordarshan television reported.

Freelancer Syed Mohammed Kazmi wrote regularly for Iranian news agency IRNA and frequently travelled to the Middle East. A post-graduate in Persian from Delhi University, Kazmi had also worked as a freelance journalist at Doordarshan.

Kazmi's son, at a press briefing in New Delhi Saturday, claimed his father was innocent.

"It is completely a false statement that my father has given shelter to the blast accused. No Iranian related to this case has visited our house," Shauzab Kazmi said.

Several prominent journalists and rights activists also addressed the press briefing expressing their support for Kazmi. They said he should be released on bail while investigations continued.

Amidror is also expected to meet other top Indian government officials, including his Indian counterpart Shiv Shankar Menon, Doordarshan reported.