Benjamin Netanyahu to visit India on January 14

On arrival both the leaders Modi and Netanyahu are expected to reach Sabarmati Ashram in a 8-km-long roadshow from Ahmedabad airport similar to one held by Prime Minister Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in September last year. Reuters fil

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be visiting India on a six-day tour.

India and Israel will reaffirm their already strong economic and defence ties, and Netanyahu will also emphasising the bond that the two nations, which celebrated the silver jubilee of their diplomatic relatons previous year.

Netanyahu's son and his friends were accompanied by a state-funded bodyguard responsible for providing security as they entertained themselves. She'll have separate engagements, as part of soft power diplomacy.

The piece says that contrary to Mr. Modi's support for the Israeli occupation, people of India have always stood in solidarity with the Palestinian people and against Israeli aggression: "The coalition headed by Netanyahu is the most right-wing government that Israel has had".

The CPI (M) on Thursday said the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu is not welcome in India.

Netanyahu will also meet President Ram Nath Kovind. Delegation-level talks will follow.

Apart from Delhi, he will visit Ahmedabad and Mumbai, with Modi accompanying him to Gujarat.

The premier will travel with 130 businesspersons from his country.

Netanyahu is also likely to visit the Taj Mahal in Agra and will be in Mumbai for a business meet before he flies home next Friday.

Underlining India's stance on Indo-Israel Cooperation MEA (Ministry Of External Affairs) stated that we are deeply engaged in enhancing agricultural and water resources with Israel.

He will have a bilateral meeting with Modi and also attend the annual "Raisina Dialogue", a geo-political conference, and address an India-Israeli CEO forum in the capital, said Joint Secretary in External Affairs Ministry B. Bala Bhaskar. In Ahmedabad, he will visit Sabarmati Ashram.

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