Vote at United Nations not to influence India-Israel ties: Envoy

India To Purchase Anti-Tank Missiles From Israel Through Govt-To-Govt Deal

"The question is if it will influence our relationship or if it can influence the relationship", Carmon said in response to a question ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to India starting Sunday.

The Hindustan Times said the purchase would be conducted via the "government to government route", as the Indian Army is keen on acquiring the missile from Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense System and the country's Defense Research and Development Organization has no objection to the deal. Indian media said Delhi would instead opt for home-made anti-tank missiles.

India is Israel's biggest arms market, buying around $1 billion worth of weapons every year.

India will purchase Spike anti-tank missiles from Israel after initially canceling a $525 million missile deal with an Israeli firm past year. "That is why we are two countries, two members of the United Nations".

Netanyahu will be accompanied by a 130-member delegation drawn from the cyber and agriculture sectors as well as from defence.

The Israeli Prime Minister is also scheduled to call on Indian President Ramnath Kovind and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi, following which he will visit Agra, Ahmedabad, and Mumbai.

Deals for gas and oil cooperation, cyber security and agricultural projects are on the agenda. On that trip Modi did not travel to the occupied West Bank to meet Palestinian leaders, as visiting leaders usually do. As many as 128 countries voted in favor of the resolution, while nine voted against and 35 abstained.

During the annual press conference with foreign press, Netanyahu said, "The Palestinian president [Mahmoud Abbas] is the one who is obstructing the peace process, as he is refusing to return to the negotiation table".

The prime minister went on to say, "I don't think the vote materially changes the recent flowering of relations between Israel and India, and everybody can see that".

Before Modi visited Israel in July 2017 he hosted Abbas in India and offered help in health and information technology, but the trip was low-key.



Latest news

Retail inflation touches 17-month high in December, dashes rate cut hopes
The Consumer food price index (CFPI) in December stood at 4.96 percent compared to the 4.42 percent of November 2017. Despite a cut in taxes, retail petrol prices have risen 5.6 per cent and diesel by 9 per cent since June in Delhi.

Trump Decries Immigrants From 'Sh*thole Countries' Coming To US
On Friday, Trump appeared to deny making the comments, saying that "tough" language was used, but not that specific combination. The White House has not denied the language, nor have the several Republican lawmakers in the meeting.

Google Duo now allows you to call people without the app installed
It should be noted that in India, Google had partnered with many smartphone OEMs to pre-install the Duo app on budget devices. Moreover, recipients can do stuff like answer/hangup the call, mute it, and switch cameras like any other normal Duo user.

Turkey issues United States travel warning
Turkey is also angered at US support for Syrian Kurdish militia that it considers to be "terrorists". Breaking overnight, Turkey has advised it's citizens not to travel to the United States.

Keys to Victory: How Hawkeyes Overcame Illinois
Jennifer Nehls neared a double-double as she was the fourth Panther to reach double-figures with 10 points and eight rebounds . Iowa needed just 2:08 to reel off the first 10 points of the second half and force IL to call a timeout to pick up the pieces.

Other news