PM Modi, Israeli PM Netanyahu discuss Houthi threat to maritime security – Times of India

PM Modi, Israeli PM Netanyahu discuss Houthi threat to maritime security - Times of India

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday discussed growing concerns about maritime security in the wake of attacks by Iran-backed Houthi rebels on ships in the Red Sea, Israel said. According to an official statement of
The leaders also discussed moving forward with a proposal to send workers from India to Israel as the number of Thai and other foreign workers in the country has declined since the war began on October 7.
After discussions with the Israeli counterpart PM Modi “Had productive discussions with PM @netanyahu on the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict, including shared concerns on the safety of maritime traffic. Humanitarian aid to affected area continues,” X said on social media platform X.
A spate of attacks by Iranian-backed Houthi militants in Yemen on ships in the Red Sea is seen as support for the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, which is embroiled in a conflict with Israel in Gaza. These attacks have targeted an important route for east-west trade, particularly oil, using the Suez Canal to save time.
In response to the growing threat, the United States, along with several other countries, created a new force to protect ships in the Red Sea. The strikes, which include drones and ballistic missiles fired from Yemen’s Houthi-controlled areas, prompted the US to announce the initiative.
The severity of these attacks, which resulted in the loss of several ships, has led several shipping companies to instruct their ships to remain in place and avoid entering the Bab al-Mandab strait until the security situation is improved. Cannot be solved methodically.

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