PM Modi a revolutionary leader, he has revolutionised India: Netanyahu

India and Israel signed nine agreements, including in the areas of cyber security and oil and gas, following delegation-level talks headed by Modi and Netanyahu .

india Updated: Jan 15, 2018 17:38 IST
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A man installs flags of India and Israel on a lamp post ahead of the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Ahmedabad.(REUTERS)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday called his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi “a revolutionary leader” who has revolutionised India.

“You are a revolutionary leader. You have revolutionised India and catapulting this state to the future. Your visit to Israel was groundbreaking as it was the first time an Indian leader visited,” Netanyahu said during a joint press conference with Prime Minister Modi.

India and Israel signed nine agreements, including in the areas of cyber security and oil and gas, following delegation-level talks headed by Modi and Netanyahu .

The Israeli PM said Jews in India have never witnessed anti-semitism like in some other countries and that was testament to India’s great civilisation, tolerance and democracy.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in cyber security was signed. A second MoU was signed between the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Israel’s Ministry of Energy in oil and gas sector.

Remembering the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, Netanyahu said both India and Israel would fight terrorism together.

Netanyahu, who is on a six-day visit to India, received a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday.

Netanyahu will be visiting Agra, Gujarat and Mumbai and will be accompanied by the Indian Prime Minister on extensive portions of his visit.

First Published: Jan 15, 2018 16:30 IST