PM Modi in Israel: We are cooperating to secure our societies against common threats such as terrorism

This is the first official visit to Israel by an Indian prime minister and is seen by many as being historic due to its unprecedented nature.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 4, 2017 8:04 pm
modi israel visit, modi in israel, modi, netenyahu, modi israel, modi tel aviv, israel visit, nodi netenyahu, india israel, india news, latest news, indian express news Describing his visit as ‘groundbreaking’ Modi said India and Israel are “cooperating to secure our societies against common threats such as terrorism.”. The prime minister said, “he is keen to interact with Indian diaspora in Israel, including a large number of Jews of Indian origin.” (Photo: Reuters)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed at Ben Gurion Airport on Tuesday evening in Tel Aviv to a red carpet welcome. Modi was received by his Israeli counterpart- Benjamin Netenyahu who greeted him in Hindi saying ‘Apka swagat hai mere dost,’  with folded hands. This is the first official visit to Israel by an Indian prime minister and is seen by many as historic due to its unprecedented nature.

Describing Modi as “a great leader of India and a great world leader”, Netanyahu said, “we have been waiting for the last 70 years” for a visit by an Indian prime minister. Describing Modi as “a great leader of India and a great world leader”, Netanyahu said, “we have been waiting for the last 70 years” for a visit by an Indian prime minister.

The two prime ministers spoke briefly at the airport and vowed to give a push to the bilateral relationship in all aspects and jointly deal with the common threats like terrorism. “We love India,” said the Israeli prime minister.

Netanyahu’s entire cabinet was there to receive Modi, who was wearing a cream colour ‘band gala’ suit, at the airport where the Indian prime minister was also accorded a Guard of Honour. “I remember what you told me in our first meeting – when it comes to India and Israel relations, the sky is the limit. But now, prime minister, let me add even sky is not the limit. We are also cooperating in space,” Netanyahu told Modi. Talking about the vast possibilities of cooperation between the two countries, he said, “We can do even more, even better together.”

Speaking after Netanyahu, Modi said building a strong relationship with Israel is his intent. “Building a strong and resilient relationship with Israeal will be my intent and focus. Building a progressive partnership in all the areas will shape my conversation with “my friend” Netanyahu,” said Modi.

Describing his visit as ‘groundbreaking’ Modi said India and Israel are “cooperating to secure our societies against common threats such as terrorism.”. The prime minister said, “he is keen to interact with Indian diaspora in Israel, including a large number of Jews of Indian origin.”

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    Roby Mani
    Jul 4, 2017 at 9:26 pm
    Modi appears to have been a kabbadi champion during his hey days from where he appears to developed a liking and perfected the art of hug.
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      George Cruz
      Jul 4, 2017 at 9:19 pm
      The state of Gujarat has produced great visionaries like Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, and now Modi who would be the next visionary to transform India into a great power in South Asia. India is a democratic/secular country, a growing economic as well as a military power, India's has to be global, this visit by Modi to Israel is extremely important in terms defense technology, and now that the rift between Qatar and Saudi Arabia is widening. For India it is ever more important to develop closer relations with Israel because of threats from the Islamic Caliphate Pak carved out of greater India as well as the Kashmir Sunni Muslim terror groups like LeT/Hurriyat in the Kashmir Valley. If one looks around the globe, the Islamic terror groups like ISIS who kill millions of the innocent based on their holy book India has to be vigilant.
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        Raj Parwani
        Jul 4, 2017 at 9:02 pm
        Look at this hug closely, that's how when one terrorist worshiper of Satan meats another brutal terrorist killer of innocent children.
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          kaka
          Jul 4, 2017 at 8:51 pm
          meeting of two terrorist massacre leaders
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            Raj Parwani
            Jul 4, 2017 at 8:50 pm
            World is going through a huge polar shift, India is aligning with US and Israel while China, Russia, I ran and Pakistan are coming closer. It's a big gamble for India cause India is cozying up with countries who are thousands of miles away while damaging hopes of good relations with four countries in the neighbourhood, three of them are nuclear powers. I think Indian establishment needs to deliberate more on this shift cause you don't want one extremist butcher of BJP damage relations that India worked hard on for last 70 years. Time to wake up people. He may irreversibly damage India's relationship with every neighbouring country.
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              sullu
              Jul 4, 2017 at 8:23 pm
              two racist and brutal animals
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                DILIP
                Jul 4, 2017 at 8:36 pm
                Together they will bang your smelly azz, run kutta back to cave of the savage Owasis in the Tora Bora, islamo Fascist ch00tiya.
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                DILIP
                Jul 4, 2017 at 8:22 pm
                AS a proud and a nationalist HINDU , I am overjoyed that finally India and Israel have cemented the TRUE relationship. This historic moment is 50 years to late. There is no better friend in the world then ISRAEL. India stands to gain a true and sincere strategic friend in the world of equal partner. JEWISH and HINDU combined BRAIN POWER will be a tail of lethal SUPERIOR weapon, they will transform and evolve India. Hindus and the Jews are the two most intelligent and Super Race people in the world, be in no doubt. I salute MODI for his astute move, WELL DONE.
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                  Khalid
                  Jul 4, 2017 at 8:07 pm
                  two international crocks mass murder. they are as twin brothers in crime
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                    DILIP
                    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:37 pm
                    F uc k all the Islamo facist TERRORIST freeloading in India
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