Benjamin Netanyahu India visit Highlights: We have worked on ease of doing business... results are there for everyone to see, says Modi
Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit comes days after India voted against Israel at the UN on the Jerusalem issue. Here are the highlights.india Updated: Jan 15, 2018 21:57 IST
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who arrived in New Delhi a day before, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks on Monday.
Netanyahu is in India on a “historic” six-day visit during which he will hold extensive talks with Modi, who set aside protocol and received him at the airport on Sunday.
The Israeli leader’s visit to India is only the second by an Israeli Prime Minister and comes after a gap of 15 years. Former prime minister Ariel Sharon had visited India in 2003.
Follow this space for highlights:
8.25pm: We have worked sincerely on ease of doing businesses in India. The results are there for everyone for to see: PM Narendra Modi
8:15pm: “You have brilliant people in India. We have brilliant people in Israel. What we can do, is shape the future together. I believe in India. I came here to say today thank you PM Modi for believing in Israel, we believe in India,” says Netanyahu.
8.10pm: There is not going to be anymore distinction between high tech & low tech because at the end everything is going to be technology: Benjamin Netanyahu
8:00pm: Netanyahu and Narendra Modi attend India-Israel CEOs forum in Delhi.
6:50pm: “Political understanding, security cooperation and technology partnerships are key pillars of strategic engagement between India and Israel. Collaboration in newer areas such as space, cybersecurity and innovation will add depth to our partnership,” says Kovind.
Opportunities lie before India-Israel in the fields of investment, manufacturing, services, start-ups and technology. Appreciates presence of Israeli companies in India. Urge them to partner Make in India, Clean India, Smart Cities and Digital India #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) January 15, 2018
6:45pm: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel calls on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan. President welcomes him as India’s “special friend”.
4pm: PM Modi invites Israeli defence companies to work and invest in India. Modi said India and Israel would strengthen the existing pillars of cooperation in areas that touch the lives of peoples in both the countries, which include agriculture, science and technology and security.
2:09pm: India, Israel know too well the pain of terrorist attacks. We remember the horrific savagery in Mumbai attacks, we will never give in and will fight back: Israeli PM Netanyahu
2:08pm: We are talking about cooperation in science and technology in every field: Israel PM
2:06pm: Israel is a fountainhead of innovation,. its a global force of technology. India abounds with creativity, with scientists and mathematicians: Netanyahu
2:04pm: Something different is happening today because of your leadership and our partnership: Israeli PM
2:02pm: You are a revolutionary leader, you are revolutionising India: Israeli PM to Modi
2:01pm: I was deeply moved today at the ceremony. It was an expression to the honour you show to the people of Israel: Netanyahu
2:00pm: I am delighted to have the chance to be with you Prime Minister, in my home state Gujarat a day after: Modi to Netanyahu
1:58pm: We are committed to facilitate the flow of people and ideas between our geographies: PM Modi
1:57pm: Our discussions today were marked by conversations to scale up our partnership: Modi
1:56pm: Last year in Tel Aviv, you have expressed the intent to reduce bureaucratic red tape. I am happy to tell you that in India we are well on our way to doing just that: PM Modi
1:55pm: Today and yesterday, PM Netanyahu and I reviewed the progress in our relations, Our discussions were wide ranging and intensive. They were marked by the desire to do more, says PM Modi
1:54pm: My good friend welcome to India, your visit marks a special beginning to our new year calendar: PM Narendra Modi to PM Netanyahu
1:53pm: Your visit is a long, anticipated movement in the journey of friendship between India and Israel, say PM Modi
1:52pm: It is a great pleasure to welcome PM Netanyahu on his first ever visit to India, says PM Modi
1:46pm: PM Modi and Israeli PM Netanyahu to issue press statement shortly. Nine MoUs will be signed between the two nations.
12:18pm: PM Modi and Israel PM Netanyahu reach Hyderabad House for delegation-level talks
10:44pm: Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and wife Sara Netanyahu pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat (Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)
10:23pm: It began with PM Modi’s historic visit to Israel that created tremendous enthusiasm,it continues with my visit here which I must say is deeply moving for me,my wife and people of Israel.Heralds a flourishing partnership to bring prosperity,peace and progress for our people: Israeli PM
10:18pm: This is a dawn of a new era in friendship between India and Israel: Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu
10:16pm: Netanyahu inspects guard of honour at Rashtrapati Bhawan
10am: Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu receives ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi.