The Federal Government said that security of diplomats in India is its
responsibility and has rejected a request from the Israeli embassy to import 20
pistols for its security staff and asked it to return another 4 dozen imported
earlier. If diplomatic responsibility is its concern, it is not clear why the
Government allowed the import of the 4 dozen pistols earlier.
Indian Government sources say that Israel was the only country whose diplomats
were allowed to have their own security personnel. They are concerned that if
they do not draw the line somewhere, other countries could ask for similar.
Reports did not say what level of security they will offer Israeli diplomats.
It is not clear if the decision was political in nature or based on security