DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 14, 2016
ISIS buys raw materials for its sophisticated, professional industry in many countries.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 7, 2016
Even though Obama led a nuclear summit in Washington, no one mentioned the arms race in Asia with Japan and South Korea developing “bombs in the basement” and India and Pakistan upgrading their nuclear and nuclear-capable missile arsenals.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 13, 2014
Riyadh is clinching military deals with Pakistan, India and Japan to show Barack Obama when he comes for a visit that Saudi Arabia has new strategic partners against Iran.
Iran’s Pockets to Be Lined with a Hefty $49 bn by US Tip to India and China to Free Frozen Iranian Assets
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 23, 2013
Iran may be able to redeem up to $49 billion from its frozen accounts in Chinese and Indian banks after Washington tipped the wink to Beijing and New Delhi.
DEBKAfile Special Report April 17, 2012
India has, for the first time in its history, penalized a foreign defense vendor, Israel’s Military Industries (IMI), for alleged breach of contract and confiscated its $70 million guarantee - alone of the five defense vendors recommended to be blacklisted for alleged involvement in graft. An IMI dossier was filed with the Indian authorities countering the charge. India is strongly suspected in Jerusalem of cooling its defense relations with Israel to line up with Tehran and Moscow and their refusal to join sanctions against Iran.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 22, 2012
China and Pakistan are profiting hugely from sanctions-busting financial services to Iran, while Russia, India and Turkey also help cushion Tehran against the depredations of sanctions.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 14, 2012
Notwithstanding the loud and angry Israel official contentions that the three explosions in Bangkok Tuesday Feb. 13 were part of an Iranian global terror drive, senior Israeli intelligence sources told debkafile that no connection – other than circumstantial - has been uncovered as yet between that incident and the sticky-bomb attacks on Israeli official cars in New Delhi and the Georgian capital of Tbilisi 24 hours earlier. In fact, Israeli counter-terror agencies are not absolutely sure of the source of the last two.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis February 13, 2012
Straight after terrorists targeted Israeli embassies in New Delhi and Tbilisi, Monday, Feb. 13, Israel’s Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz convened an urgent conference with Military Intelligence Director Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavy, Air Force commander Ido Nehushtan and Operations Division chief Maj. Gen. Yaakov Ayash. Their discussion went beyond the immediate import of the two incidents to focus on the broader ramifications of a potential attack with Israeli fatalities and its impact on the prospects of war.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 13, 2012
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday, Feb. 12: “We know exactly who was responsible for attacking Israeli officials abroad and we shall respond.” He referred to the bombs attached to the cars of two Israeli officials. One blew up in New Delhi, injuring Talya Yehoshua-Koren, wife of Defense Ministry representative to India, and three others. The other bomb was discovered in time by the car’s owner, a local embassy employee in Tbilisi, Georgia. Israeli diplomats and foreign officials were ordered to stop using their own vehicles.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 23, 2012
India is the first buyer of Iranian oil to agree to pay for its purchases in gold instead of the US dollar, debkafile reports exclusively. Our sources expect China to follow suit. India and China take about one million barrels per day, or 40 percent of Iran's total exports of 2.5 million bpd. Both will therefore substantially cushion the impact on the Iranian economy of the European decision of Monday, Jan. 22, to impose an oil embargo on Iran and freeze the assets of its central bank.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 10, 2011
Western intelligence circles believe master terrorist Ilyas Kashmiri survived a US rocket attack although his al Qaeda group the 313 Brigade eulogized him. Syed Saleem Shahzad, the Pakistani journalist who knew too much about him was abducted, tortured and killed, while his "man in India," David Headley is alive under US protection.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 29, 2010
Japan and India have embarked on a joint initiative to establish a new East Asia alliance that would overtake China as giant of Asia. They believe America's superpower status is not threatened by Beijing but foresee its recovery after the Obama presidency.
DEBKAfile Special Report April 12, 2010
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 2, 2010
India believes the credit cards used by the Chicagoan terrorist Headley can lead to his handlers, but the US is denying their interrogators access to him or their inquiry. And Delhi now accuses Pakistan's intelligence of engineering the attack on Indian residences in Kabul.
DEBKAfile Special Report April 1, 2010
Indian defense ministry circles reveal a huge order of three types of armed unmanned aerial vehicles they have placed with Israel for deployment on the Indian-Pakistan border in readiness for the possible supply of American drones, including armed Predators, for which Pakistan is pushing hard.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 22, 2009
Courts documents in the criminal case against the David Headley, who was arrested in Chicago in October for suspected involvement in the Mumbai terrorist siege, suggest the Chicagoan US citizen may have been a double agent.
debkafile's counter-terror sources report that New Delhi suspects the CIA knew in advance about the Mumbai attack but omitted to forewarn the Indian authorities.
Israel was not tipped off either although the Chabad Center was a special target.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 20, 2009
The Press Trust of India news agency reported that nuclear plants were put on alert Monday, Nov. 16 in the wake of the arrests in the United States of two suspects of complicity in the Mumbai attacks a year ago in which 171 people were killed. Headley is believed to have visited Indian states with nuclear sites during an advance surveillance tour of the Mumbai targets.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 23, 2009
The counter-terror center in Jerusalem has warned Israelis travelling in India to attend the Jewish New Year events this weekend only at sites which are competently secured. Terrorist groups are reported seeking out sites popular with Western tourists, including Jewish centers in all parts of India.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 23, 2009
The Times of India quotes DEBKA-Net-Weekly's exclusive report of Friday, May 15, which revealed that Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh had warned US president Barack Obama that Pakistan's nuclear sites near Taliban-al Qaeda strongholds are partly in the hands of Islamic extremists.
DEBKA listed the locations of those nuclear sites with a special map. Singh's Congress Party has meanwhile won a second term in India's elections.
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DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 13, 2009
India's biggest ever counter-terror exercise took place this week on the plains of Punjab near the Pakistan border. debkafile's military sources disclose that the three-day maneuver ending May 5 was staged by massed mechanized and parachute units of the elite Kharga Corps trained by Israel military instructors in India and Israel in the arts of operating in areas fought over by Taliban and al Qaeda, possibly even with biological or radiological weapons.