Benjamin Netanyahu in India LIVE UPDATES: Narendra Modi hosts Israel PM for dinner

Benjamin Netanyahu and PM Modi also visited the Teen Murti Memorial for a ceremony. The two leaders laid a wreath, and signed the visitor’s book there. Follow LIVE updates here.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 14, 2018 9:58 pm
PM Narendra Modi welcomes his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu in New Delhi on Sunday. (Express photo)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in New Delhi on Sunday afternoon for a six-day state visit. He is the second Israeli prime minister to visit India in the last 25 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The first was Ariel Sharon, who was hosted by then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in September 2003. During his stay, Netanyahu is also expected to visit Gujarat and Mumbai.

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Netanyahu’s visit comes six months after PM Narendra Modi became the first-ever Indian PM to visit Israel. Netanyahu had received PM Modi at the airport then. On Sunday, PM Modi returned the gesture by receiving Netanyahu today.

Benjamin Netanyahu visit LIVE updates

9.00 pm: PM Narendra Modi hosts dinner for Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu

PM Modi hosts Benjamin Netanyahu for dinner on Sunday. (Source @narendramodi)

6.00 pm: PM of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu called on External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Delhi.

Netanyahu meets swaraj Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu with Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday. (Source: ANI)

4.25 pm: After the warm gesture by PM Modi, Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted, “Thank you to my good friend, Indian PM Narendra Modi, who surprised me with a personal welcome at the airport upon my arrival in India. Together we will bring the relations between our countries to new heights!”

3.30 pm: Meanwhile, Congress took a jibe at PM Modi’s diplomacy and posted a video on its official Twitter handle with the caption: With Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu visiting India, we look forward to more hugs from PM Modi.

3.20 pm: Meanwhile, the Nariman House, that was under siege during the 26/11 terror attacks, is being converted into a ‘living memorial’ dedicated to those killed in the carnage. A formal announcement on the setting up of the memorial will be made during the Mumbai visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week.

3.00 pm: PM Modi’s inscription in the visitors’ book at Teen Murti says, “It is the 100th anniversary of the end of World War-1. Many golden pages of the sacrifices of Indian braves are written in the history of both World War. One of these pages was written 100 years ago, in the sacrifice of Indian soldiers at Haifa. The sacrifice commemorated at Teen Murti observes its centenary. Naming spot as Teen Murti – Haifa Chowk, marks this historic occasion. In presence of the Prime Minister of Israel, we pay homage to the brave soldiers. Salute to the great Indian traditions of selfless sacrifice and penance.”

2.55 pm: PM Narendra Modi took to Twitter to welcome his “friend” Netanyahu.

2.25 pm: Modi and Netanyahu sign visitor’s book at Teen Murti Chowk.

2.20 pm: Army chief General Bipin Rawat and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar welcome Netanyahu and Modi at the Teen Murti chowk.

2.15 pm: Netanyahu and Modi reach Teen Murti Chowk to attend ceremony for renaming the place as Teen Murti Haifa Chowk.

1.56 pm: Benjamin Netanyahu meets PM Narendra Modi.

(ANI/Facebook)

1.34 pm: Netanyahu arrives in India.

1.30 pm: PM Narendra Modi arrives at Delhi Airport to receive Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

1.15 pm: The economic relationship is also going to figure in the talks, as the two sides are negotiating a Free Trade Agreement. While they are expected to hold the next round of talks in February, the two leaders are expected to take stock of the progress in the negotiations.

1.00 pm: There is cooperation on security issues between the two countries, including a Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism. In February 2014, India and Israel signed three important agreements on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, Cooperation in Homeland Security, and Protection of Classified Material.

12.45 pm: “India imports critical defence technologies from Israel. There are regular exchanges between the armed forces. The leaders may dwell upon the subject more openly than in the past,” a government source told The Indian Express. Read more here.

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel PM, PM Narendra Modi, Modi Netanyahu meet, Netanyahu India visit, Israel PM in India, Baby Moshe, Chabad House, Indian Express Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit comes six months after PM Narendra Modi paid the first-ever visit by an Indian PM to Israel.

12.30 pm: Ahead of the visit, Israel’s ambassador Daniel Carmon said the focus would be on “innovation”, with Israel being a country of “start-ups”. Officials said the two sides are likely to sign a slew of pacts on start-ups.

12.15 pm: Modi will host a private dinner for the Israeli leader, who will also visit Gujarat and Mumbai.

12.00 pm: Later in the afternoon, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is expected to call on the visiting Israeli PM at the Taj Palace Hotel, where he will be staying.

11.45 am: Bilateral talks are scheduled to take place on Monday, and all eyes are on the “substance” of the visit.

11.30 am: There are various accounts of this battle -– all narrate the brave valour with which the lancers undertook the assault on the garrisoned town protected by a joint force of Ottomans, Germany and Austria Hungary.  The capture of Haifa cleared a route for the Allies to supplies to the city through the sea. 44 Indian soldiers had made the ultimate sacrifice during the liberation of the city in World War I. Till date, the 61 Cavalry celebrates 23rd September as its Raising Day or “Haifa Day.”

11.15 am: The three bronze statues at Teen Murti represent the Hyderabad, Jodhpur and Mysore Lancers who were part of the 15 Imperial Service Cavalry Brigade. The brigade carried out the victorious assault on the fortified city of Haifa on 23rd September 1918, during World War I.

11.00 am: Immediately after he arrives in Delhi, Netanyahu will join PM Modi and head to the Teen Murti Memorial for a ceremony. The two leaders will lay a wreath, and sign the visitor’s book. The ceremony will also mark the formal renaming of Teen Murti Chowk as the Teen Murti Haifa Chowk by the NDMC.

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  1. יִםךטאַרןמןאט
    Jan 14, 2018 at 10:03 pm
    The RSS has briefed Modi to tell Benjamin that the GITA Translation which Himmler read was done by Sanskrit Scholar Max Muller, who was anti-Hindu and that for REAL MEANING OF GITA, he should read the Sangskrit Version, written by the plagiarist Rajiv Malhotra.
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    1. blackpower 666
      Jan 14, 2018 at 10:15 pm
      the Gita is a paean a tribute to crishna, of 16000 wives fame, apart from concubines, monsters, and animals that crishna cohabited with for which crishna is embellished in the guinness book of world records for most number of spouses, mistresses, and libido
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      1. blackpower 666
        Jan 14, 2018 at 10:17 pm
        the RSS has also briefed FAKENDRANATH in introducing Bibi to the famous drill and discipline of saffronites and will proudly present Bibi with a pair of khaki hotpants, cthru banian, carnal black cap, and seks toy danda...dont know what happens next!
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      2. יִםךטאַרןמןאט
        Jan 14, 2018 at 9:38 pm
        WILL THIS BE A TOPIC OF DISCUSSION BETWEEN MODI BENJAMIN??? - Heinrich Himmler carried around with him copies of the Bhagavad Gita and believed Hitler to be a divinity in the nature of Krishna. When Himmler ,who was in charge of the SS was given the job of liquidating the jews he was faced with the [/size]problem of how to get people to do the necessary dirty job without turning them into monsters? He found the answers in the bhagvad gita, a special leather-bound edition of which he always kept in his pocket. There, Krishna tells Arjuna that he should carry out his acts with an inner distance and never get fully involved in them. This inspired him and gave him the courage and the strength to act and he in turn asked his men to follow Lord Krishna's advice and thus was born the Jewish holocaust.
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        1. blackpower 666
          Jan 14, 2018 at 9:44 pm
          the hindutva fascist n the jewish fascist will discuss crishna's seks life for sure how the great crishna could satisfy 16000 wives apart from mistresses, one night stands, and also monsters, and animals! "here, Krishna tells Arjuna that he should carry out his acts with an inner distance and never get fully involved in them." - a euphemism for BANALITY OF EVIL - Arendt’s fundamental thesis is that ghastly crimes like the Holocaust are not necessarily committed by psychopaths and s, but, often, by normal, sane and ordinary human beings who perform their tasks with a bureaucratic diligence.
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          1. blackpower 666
            Jan 14, 2018 at 9:44 pm
            Maya Kodnani, MLA from Naroda, handed out swords to the mobs that massacred 95 people in the Gujarat riots of 2002. She was sentenced to 28 years in prison. She is a gynecologist who ran a clinic, and was later appointed as Minister for Women and Child Development under Narendra Modi. Evil, according to Arendt, becomes banal when it acquires an unthinking and systematic character. Evil becomes banal when ordinary people parti te in it, build distance from it and justify it, in countless ways. There are no moral conundrums or revulsions. Evil does not even look like evil, it becomes faceless.
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        2. יִםךטאַרןמןאט
          Jan 14, 2018 at 9:22 pm
          Will Modi ask Benjamin Netanyahoo as to why ORTHODOX Jews in Israel have very large families with more than 8 children being very common??
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          1. blackpower 666
            Jan 14, 2018 at 9:40 pm
            just like hindu families! no wonder india is expected to race past china in the population race!
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          2. יִםךטאַרןמןאט
            Jan 14, 2018 at 9:16 pm
            It is reported that over a Cup of Tea and Moong Daal Varda, Modi will discuss with Benjamin what Himmler told his personal masseur Felix Kersten that he always carried with him a copy of the ancient Indo-Aryan scripture, the Bhagavad Gita because it relieved him of guilt about implementing the final solution he felt that like the warrior Arjuna in that he was simply doing his duty without attachment to his actions.[28] This was consistent with the "eclectic" borrowing of disparate Hindu concepts that the s used in their construction of a neopagan religion.[29] Quoting Himmler: "I marvel at the wisdom of the founders of Indian religions."[30]. BENJAMIN lost personal relatives in Himmler's gas chambers in Poland.
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            1. blackpower 666
              Jan 14, 2018 at 9:28 pm
              when two despots/fascists/madmen meet they will brag - who has killed more muslims? who has had more muslim women raped/gangraped/detuses eviscerated?
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            2. יִםךטאַרןמןאט
              Jan 14, 2018 at 9:04 pm
              I wonder if Modi will take Benjamin on a tour of interior Rajasthan, where every HINDU house is decorated by the N.A.Z.I symbol of Swastika.
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              1. DILIP
                Jan 14, 2018 at 9:16 pm
                I wonder if your mum and sister will open their licentious legs to Rambo Zamco for good seeing too?
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                1. blackpower 666
                  Jan 14, 2018 at 9:25 pm
                  proves that INCEST is part of hindutva culture so wellschooled is dilip in hindutva bestiality, pederasty, incest, filth, and other forms of unspeakable deviancy learnt from the seks manuals of manucode, vedas, puaranas - you are a true seksual deviant mastser and a proud and awardwinning alumnus of that great school in nagpore- RASHTRIYA SCHOOL OF SEKSUALDEVIANTS
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                2. DILIP
                  Jan 14, 2018 at 9:20 pm
                  I wonder if your ty mum will open her legs for a taste of Rambo Rogering?
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                  1. blackpower 666
                    Jan 14, 2018 at 9:32 pm
                    Classic hindutva traits - incest, pornography, bestiality, pederasty, misogyny, and infinite capacity for seksual deviancy - all learnt from that famous school in nagpore - RASHTRIYA SCHOOL OF SEKSUAL DEVIANTS cos that seems to be your only skill out here!
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