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India, Israel ink nine pacts on cyber security, other sectors

The agreements were signed after extensive talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu for bolstering bilateral ties in strategic areas.

india Updated: Jan 15, 2018 14:53 IST
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PM Narendra Modi speaks as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on during a press conference at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.(AFP Photo)

India and Israel inked nine pacts on Monday to boost cooperation in key areas, including cyber security, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu held extensive talks to strenthen ties in the strategic areas of defence and counter- terrorism.

Modi also invited Israeli defence companies to India for co-production in the sector.

India and Israel will strengthen the existing pillars of cooperation in areas such as agriculture, technology and security, Modi said at a joint media event with Netanyahu.

On his part, Netanyahu described Modi as a “revolutionary” leader.

“You are revolutionising India and also relations between India and Israel,” Netanyahu said, addressing Modi.

The two prime ministers, accompanied by their respective senior Cabinet colleagues, held delegation-level talks during which they also discussed regional and international issues of mutual interest.

Apart from a pact on cyber security, the agreements included cooperation in the oil and gas sector, film-co- production as well as amendments to an air transport pact.

Netanyahu, who arrived in Delhi on Sunday, will also visit Ahmedabad and Mumbai during his six-day stay in India.

First Published: Jan 15, 2018 14:36 IST