Netanyahu begins 6-day visit to India to deepen ties

Netanyahu begins 6-day visit to India to deepen ties

Earlier during the opening of the Knesset's (Israeli parliament) winter session last month, Netanyahu said, "In the past year, I have visited all continents besides Antarctica and in January, I will make a reciprocal visit to my dear good friend, Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India".

Netanyahu's first official meeting will be with external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj. Modi and he will also visit the Center of Excellence in Vadrad and inaugurate a Center of Excellence for date palms in Bhuj via video conference.

Asked to specify business or defence deals the two countries were likely to sign during Netanyahu's visit, Bhaskar said: "This is a very very special relationship and the visit is to celebrate 25 years of diplomatic ties". He is the second Israeli prime minister to visit India in the last 25 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Rafael, an Israeli state-owned Rafael weapons and defense maker, announced that India had canceled a 500 million USA dollars worth purchase of its Spike anti-tank guided missile.

The French presidency added that Macron and Netanyahu "also referred to the subject of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in the continuity of their exchanges of December 10".

He said Modi and Netanyahu would hold talks on a wide range of matters and "I am sure (the Palestine issue) is also going to come up". The two leaders will also be witnessing several innovative technologies in the field of water, agriculture and health at iCreate and visit a Centre of Excellence. Now, it is learnt that the government is considering buying the missiles through government-to-government route.


A business delegation will also join the trip "to enhance and strengthen economic ties and also create joint business opportunities between Israeli and Indian businesspeople", said the statement.

It also comes about six months after Modi's landmark visit to Israel.

Also, India last month voted in favor of a United Nations resolution denouncing President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

He said the Indian prime minister will host Netanyahu in his home state and termed it as an "important gesture".

Netanyahu will be visiting Delhi, Agra, Gujarat and Mumbai and will be accompanied by Modi on extensive portions of his visit, a press statement said. He will reach out to Bollywood in an exclusive "Shalom Bollywood" event.

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