India is an occupying power in Kashmir, similarly to Israel, bolstering its defence through the purchase of around $1 billion in weaponry every year. Israel also trains approximately 300 Indian military personnel annually in the region, which has been linked to an intensification of violence against Kashmiri civilians.
In 2018, the Israeli foreign ministry stated that India and Israel were working together to neutralise resistance forces in Kashmir. Further to this, Indian government officials often express support for Israeli settler projects, with reports suggesting that practices involved in the projects may be implemented in Kashmir in order to alter the area’s demographic.
This highlights the reality of Indian colonialism in Kashmir, the same India, which is often praised by human rights champions and left-wing colleagues due to its anti-Western stance.