On the 29th anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between India and Israel, the bombing on Friday evening near the Israeli embassy in the highly secure Lutyens area sparked a sensation. There were no injuries, but the glass of five vehicles parked in front of the embassy broke.
Investigations have revealed that the explosive was a low-capacity bomb (low intensity improved device). Senior Delhi Police officials have denied any terrorist organization behind the blast. However, along with the special cell of the police, the central intelligence agencies are also investigating every aspect of the incident.
Foreign Minister S.K. Jaishankar spoke to Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenaji and assured action on the culprits and security of embassy personnel. At 5.05 pm on Friday evening in the control room of Delhi Police, a young man from a bungalow near the Israeli embassy reported the blast. Preliminary investigation revealed that the front footpath was less than 100 meters from the embassy.