India, Israel sign series of agreements during PM Modi visit | india-news | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Aug 19, 2017-Saturday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

India, Israel sign series of agreements during PM Modi visit

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday the cooperation marks a “match made in heaven” as he stood alongside PM Narendra Modi.

india Updated: Jul 05, 2017 18:15 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a press conference with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on July 5, 2017.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a press conference with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on July 5, 2017.(AFP Photo)

Israel and India have signed a series of agreements to cooperate in the fields of technology, water and agriculture.

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday the cooperation marks a “match made in heaven” as he stood alongside the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The agreements are the centerpiece of Modi’s three-day visit to celebrate 25 years of diplomatic relations and strengthen the country’s already close ties with the Jewish state.

During the Cold War, India didn’t have open relations with Israel, leaning heavily in favour of the Palestinians. But over the past quarter century, the countries have developed close ties in high-tech and defence.

Modi will hold talks with Netanyahu, tech companies and the local community of Indian Jews. His schedule doesn’t include any meetings with Palestinian officials.