December 26, 2003

AXIS OF GOOD FILES (via Mike Daley):

Science Pact Signed With Israel (Shebonti Ray Dadwal, 12/25/03, Financial Express)

Taking their fast-growing ties a step further, India and Israel on Tuesday signed a statement on co-operation in science and technology. Following talks between minister of state for science and technology Bachi Singh Rawat and his Israeli counterpart Eleizer Sandberg, several areas of co-operation were identified, including joint development and upgradation of science and technology projects as well as joint projects in space. The minister reviewed the nine ongoing projects signed between the two countries besides exploring new areas of co-operation, mostly in the field of genomes. [...]

Due to the acutely-felt need for security, Israel has ensured that its space programme is almost completely indigenous. Despite co-operating with several countries including the US, Canada and some Latin American states on projects, it has consciously retained its independence regarding space-based research and development, specialising particularly in satellite miniaturisation. Yet, Israel chose to use an Indian vehicle to launch the Tauvex telescope.

One of the inescapable facts that makes the imagined victory of Islamicism impossible is that the Middle East is book-ended by nuclear-armed Jewish and Hindu states.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 26, 2003 1:38 PM

Unless you come to believe your own society is so corrupt it deserves to burn with everyone else.

Which,come to think of it,could describe the far left here.

Posted by: M. at December 26, 2003 9:57 PM

I doubt if the far left views the West as corrupt; resistant is more like it.

Posted by: jim hamlen at December 26, 2003 10:13 PM

Couldn't an Islamicist state get hold of nukes?

Posted by: M Ali Choudhury at December 27, 2003 7:57 AM

I would think that, if Mushareff is ultimately assasinated, we will see the first joint Indo-Israeli military action.

Posted by: David Cohen at December 27, 2003 10:34 PM