Israel warned Indian authorities of a possible attack in New Delhi, various Indian media outlets reported Tuesday.
A report in the Hindustan Time said that Israeli intelligence warned India of an imminent threat to Israeli establishments and individuals, giving them a list of about 50 individuals – all Iranian
nationals – believed to be involved in such a plot.
"A list of about 50 Iranians was submitted by a high-level Israeli delegation to the Union home ministry over two weeks ago… Israel
requested that the individuals named on the list be kept under surveillance," a New Delhi security source told the newspaper.
The Times of India reported that Israel and India are working in tandem to investigate Monday’s blast.
"India is working closely with Israel at all levels to get to the bottom of Monday's explosion," the report said. India has also formed a joint taskforce with Georgia, where an attack on the Israeli Embassy in Tbilisi was foiled.
New Delhi authorities were still baffled Tuesday by the exact nature of the explosives used in Monday's attack on the Israeli diplomatic car.
An Israeli team of experts arrived in India and teamed with the New Delhi Police and the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
According to the report, the FBI has also offered its assistance in the investigation.
The nature of the dual attacks has prompted the Foreign Ministry to order Israeli diplomats stationed overseas to avoid travelling in marked embassy vehicles, in the immediate future, and opt for taxis instead.