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Israel PM Netanyahu to arrive on six-day visit to India

Jan 12, 2018

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to become the first Israel PM to visit India since 2003. He would be arriving in Delhi on Sunday and would hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Modi on Monday. However, his engagements would not be limited to Delhi alone.

He would be travelling to Agra, Gujarat and Mumbai as well. Here's what to expect from his upcoming visit.

A warm reception that Prime Minister Narendra Modi received from his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu upon his historic visit to Israel in July last year.

These images are testimony of the personal chemistry that the two leaders share.

Israel Prime Minister is set to visit India. Six months after Prime Minister Modi became the first Indian PM to visit Israel in a year that marked 25 years of diplomatic relations between India and Israel.

Ministry of External Affairs made an official announcement on the upcoming visit of Israel's Prime Minister to India.

Benjamin Netanyahu would arrive in Delhi on 14th January and would be going to Agra, Ahmedabad and Mumbai during his visit.

He would be accompanied by a business delegation from Israel.

On the day of his arrival, he would call on External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

On 15th January, bilateral talks between the two Prime Ministers would take place and on the same day Prime Minister would be hosting a lunch for the visiting dignatory.

Prime Minister Netanyanu would call on President Ram Nath Kovind.

In the evening, they would participate in the second India Israel CEOs Forum and Business Event.

On 16th January, PM Netanyahu would attend the Raisina Dialogue.

On 17th January, he would visit Gujarat, where he would be going to the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad.

Prime Minister Modi would also host a lunch for him and a community reception would be accorded to the Israeli Prime Minister.

On 18th January, he would attending several functions in Mumbai, including a seminar seminar and on 19th Janaury, he would depart for Israel.

All eyes will be on Prime Minister Netanyahu's India visit....

Discussions between the 2 leaders will range from bilateral to international issues.

In his visit to Israel last year, Prime Minister Modi had said that India considers Israel as its Strategic partner and both countries should jointly fight terrorism.

Terrorism is expected to figure in the bilateral talks this time as well.

Forward movement is expected to take place in the water and agriculture spheres as well in which several MOUs were signed last year. 

During the visit, a National Campaign on Water Conservation is expected to be jointly launched.

Former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao brought a turnaround in ties with Israel by establishing diplomatic relations after previous Congress governments overlooked ties with the country.

During Atal Bihari Vajpayee's regime, the then Israel Prime Minister Ariel Sharon visited India in 2003. Now the Modi Govt is taking bilateral ties forward.

In October 2015, the then President Pranab Mukherjee visited Israel.

Both Countries have been collaborating in the sectors of defence, security, science and technology spheres and the 2 leaders are known for their strong stance against terrorism.

Co-operation is expected to expand across these sectors during PM Netanyahu's visit and it will take ties to a new high.

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