Focus on defence, security: Netanyahu begins India visit today

14 January, 2018, 00:33 | Author: Katrina Soto
  • India says $500 million missile deal with Israel will move ahead

India and Israel had agreed to set up 28 such centres of excellence in India, of which 22 centres have been completed, Indian officials said.

The two statements have put on hold speculations on the outcome of the Israeli PM's visit to India following the recent developments in the past one month.

In November, the defence ministry had chose to retract the process to acquire a batch of Spike missiles from Israeli firm Rafael Advanced Defence Systems.

Not surprisingly, during his visit, Modi enthusiastically coined the term, "I4I", standing for "India for Israel and Israel for India", while Netanyahu spoke of: "I squared, T squared", standing for, "India-Israel Ties for Tomorrow".

Netanyahu flies to India on Sunday where he's paying a reciprocal visit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, mostly to promote business ties.

South Carolina's governor urged his state's Senate on Wednesday to pass legislation created to counter campus antisemitism in time for. In Jerusalem, Netanyahu sought to move beyond India's vote in favour of the UN General Assembly resolution condemning the United States for its decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The Defense Ministry, long Israel's largest single budget expenditure, will receive NIS 63 billion ($18.4 billion), an increase of 37 percent since 2014, followed by the Education Ministry at NIS 60 billion ($17.5 billion) - a 38% increase - and the Health Ministry at NIS 38 billion ($11.1 billion), a 60% increase.

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Non-military trade between the two countries in 2016 reached $4.2 billion. But in the past 25 years since India established diplomatic relations with Israel, New Delhi has developed a multifaceted relationship with the Jewish state spanning defence, agriculture, irrigation and counter terrorism.

Ahead of the visit, Israel's ambassador Daniel Carmon said the focus would be on "innovation", with Israel being a country of "start-ups".

Israel's Saare Tzedek hospital would be signing an agreement with India's ministry of health and family welfare as well.

Mr Modi also took the unusual step of not visiting Palestine during his trip - a side visit that has otherwise become the norm for leaders going to Israel.

A media highlight of that visit was a barefoot stroll though the surf together at an Israeli beach, where Modi got a demonstration of a mobile water desalination unit mounted on a dune buggy.

Indias Kalyani group and Israels state-run Rafael Advanced Defence Systems had commissioned a Rs 70 crore production facility near Hyderabad in August previous year, anticipating that the Israeli firm would bag the contract.

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