NEW YORK: Indian researcher and former Ministry of External Affairs official, Vikram Sanjit has said that the Indo-Israel alliance on nuclear technology could become a headache for China and Pakistan.

Speaking to a Pakistani TV channel, Sanjit said that one of the biggest advantages to India of allying with Israel was its improved ties with the United States and other major powers.

He explained that a significant number of Israeli scientists were working in India to modernize its nuclear infrastructure. India is progressing rapidly in collaboration with the Israeli airspace industry, Sanjit said.

Sanjit said that India was planning to build more than 100 ground-to-air long range missiles every year to compete with Pakistan’s ballistics capabilities.

He informed viewers of Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to the United States next month, during which the minister will hold a series important meetings with Israeli and US lobbyists, including a few secret ones as well. The minister will also participate in US Homeland Security talks, Sanjit added.