Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu all set to visit India: Issues ranging from security to economy to be discussed

Benjamin Netanyahu is the second Israeli PM after former Israel PM Ariel Sharon who visited India during the tenure of Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2003.

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has often cited PM Narendra Modi as his closest friend, is on a six-day visit to India starting from Sunday. Narendra Modi, who visited Israel last year, became the first Prime Minister of the country to visit Israel and six months after his visit, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is reaching New Delhi this afternoon.

Reciprocating the gesture offered by Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu PM Modi will this time beat all rules as he will be receiving the Israeli Prime Minister, and is all set to receive his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu with a grand welcome.

Netanyahu will travel to Delhi, Agra, Ahmedabad and Mumbai during his six-day visit. There is a possibility of signing significant agreements related to agriculture, defence and internal security between the two countries.

Benjamin Netanyahu is the second Israeli PM after former Israel PM Ariel Sharon who visited India during the tenure of Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2003. This visit of Netanyahu is important for both countries because India and Israel will sign various agreements with their counterparts to further strengthen their 25-year-old diplomatic relationship.

During Netanyahu’s visit, a delegation of 130 businessmen is also visiting India. During this time, a deal worth over $500 million is expected to be signed for Israeli anti-tank missiles. Israel has always been ahead in providing modern weaponry to India, and both countries have been continuously exchanging Armed Forces while looking at security.

Before Netanyahu’s visit to India, an Israeli Foreign Ministry official said that there would be a significant deal between the two countries from defence to renewable energy. Apart from this, Benjamin Netanyahu can also talk to Indian counterparts on anti-guided missiles purchased from Israel.

Recently, India had cancelled the order of the anti-guided tank missiles given to the Israeli government-controlled defence contractor Rafale. Although it is now being told that the purchase of these missiles is being considered from the ‘Government-to-Government’ route.

The Prime Minister of Israel will reach New Delhi by the afternoon of January 14th. On January 15, PM Modi and Israeli PM will hold talks on bilateral issues in Hyderabad House. On January 16, Netanya will visit Agra to see the iconic Taj Mahal. On January 17, he will come to Ahmedabad with PM Modi. Here both leaders can do road shows. On 18th January from New Delhi, Israeli PM will return to his country.

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