Key Developments so Far:
-Some cars were damaged in the blast that took place near the pavement outside the embassy on APJ Abdul Kalam Road, a very high-security zone in the national capital.
-No injury to any person was reported, nor was there any damage to property except the glass panes of three vehicles parked nearby, a Delhi Police spokesperson said.
-External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar spoke to his Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi and assured him of ‘fullest protection’ to his country’s diplomats and the mission.
-In Maharashtra, the security cover has been heightened near the Nariman House in Mumbai, where the Jewish prayer facility, Chabad House is located along with a memorial-cum-museum to the victims of the 26/11 Mumbai terror strikes, important consulates in Mumbai, and offices of certain international organisations.
-Police and other armed units have also increased patrolling in sensitive or crowded areas in Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad, Nagpur, and other places.
-Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, have urged people to exercise similar precautions, refrain from touching any unknown objects and cooperate with the security agencies.