Netanyahu-Putin meeting date to be agreed on soon - Israeli embassy

  • Netanyahu-Putin meeting date to be agreed on soon - Israeli embassy

Netanyahu-Putin meeting date to be agreed on soon - Israeli embassy

The cancellation of the anti-tank missile contract was, in this context, not a significant setback in the long term, Mr Taneja said.

The Israel Prime Minister, accompanied by a high-level business delegation, will also be meeting the Jewish community and top business leaders in Mumbai.

Israel and India will announce deals and joint investments in areas ranging from defence to renewable energy, Gilad Cohen, deputy director-general in charge of Asia at Israel's Foreign Ministry, said in a briefing Wednesday, according to news agency AFP.

"I do not want to elaborate on defence issues".

India is Israel's biggest arms market, buying around $1 billion worth of weapons every year. In April a year ago the two countries signed a military deal worth almost $2 billion, which includes the supply of medium-range surface-to-air missiles, launchers and communications technology.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Netanyahu will hold talks on Monday covering entire expanse of the ties and explore new areas of cooperation to further deepen the "very very special relationship", the external affairs ministry had said on January 11, 2018.

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.

"Let's not forget that before Modi visited Israel previous year, he hosted Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in New Delhi as well", Mr Taneja said.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Globes Conference in Jerusalem on Thursday that he expects to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the coming weeks.

"You can imagine the effect that would have on our tourism, on Israel's exposure".

The message that will be sent from this second visit to India by a sitting Israeli head of government-following the historic visit of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in September 2003-will be that the world's largest democracy and the Middle East's only democracy are more than trading partners, more than platforms for technology exchange, more than attractive tourist destinations for their respective populations. The Israeli PM will call on President Ram Nath Kovind later in the day. On the same day, he will visit Delhi and participate in the Raisina Dialogue, where he is scheduled to deliver an inaugural speech.

Meanwhile, Israeli Ambassador to India Daniel Carmon on Friday had downplayed India's stand at the UN General Assembly over the USA decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in place of Tel Aviv, saying New Delhi's view "cannot influence" Indo-Israel ties.

Israeli PM will reach out to Bollywood in an exclusive "Shalom Bollywood" event.

They were among at least 195 dead and 295 wounded in a 60-hour siege of multiple targets, including luxury hotels and a railway station.