India inks seven MoUs with Israel, Netanyanhu hails relationship as match made in heaven

In a joint statement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu said their talks did not just focus on bilateral opportunities but also on extending cooperation in fighting terrorism, which is threatening the global peace and stability.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 5, 2017 6:22 pm
Modi Israel visit, Modi Israel, Israel Modi, Modi in Israel, India israel, israel india, Israel India mous, Israel India agreements, india news, israel news Prime Minister Narendra Modi being received by the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu on his arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, in Tel Aviv , Israel on Tuesday. (Source: PTI)

India and Israel Wednesday inked seven agreements in a wide range of areas including cooperation in space, water management and agriculture.

In a joint statement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu said their talks did not just focus on bilateral opportunities but also on extending cooperation in fighting terrorism, which is threatening the global peace and stability.

Netanyahu hailed the India-Israel relationship as a “marriage made in heaven” which is being implemented here on earth. “This is a deeply moving moment for me. We are making history,” the Israeli prime minister said.

On terrorism, Netanyahu said: “we are being challenged by the forces of terror that is undermining our peace and stability. We agreed to cooperate in this area as well.”

Speaking after Netanyahu, PM Modi thanked the Israeli prime minister for his warms words and “exceptional” welcome he received on his maiden visit to the country. “I am honoured to be in Israel on this exceptional visit. Our belief in democratic values and economic progress has been a shared pursuit,” PM Modi said.

Sharing details about his meeting with Netanyahu, PM Modi spoke about the need to strengthen their relationship that reflects on the two countries shared priorities. “Prime Minister Netanyahu and I have had productive discussions covering an extensive menu of issues. Our goal is to build a relationship that reflects our shared priorities and draws on enduring bonds between our peoples. We regard thriving two-way trade and investment flows as the bed-rock of a strong partnership,” he said.

Saying that India, like Israel, has suffered first-hand the violence and hatred spread by terror, PM Modi called for increased cooperation between the two countries to fight the growing radicalization.

He ended his statement by inviting Netanyahu and his family to visit India. India and Israel also agreed to set up a USD 40 million fund for industrial Research and Development, and innovation fund, with both countries contributing USD 20 million each.

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    RR
    Jul 5, 2017 at 9:13 pm
    From where Mr Modi wld arrange the innovation fund for research when he is even unake to fund the electricity bills of national laboratories , where scientists r bleeding due to no fund support from govt. Csir labs r aalingan its employees to not use electricity to save money. Modi has ruind CSIR like prestigious organization with donkeys as bosses to run them and no fund for research. Forget funding the labs, he has taken back the lab earning money from labs and misused the money on the name of innovation fund and god knows where all money has gine . From where is wld serio this joint innovation research fund with Israel? By now denying ries to the science tista? Already stipends and fellowship of students have not been given for months! Jhutta insaan.
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      RR
      Jul 5, 2017 at 9:15 pm
      IE u hav done 4cking job with ur spam filter which ruins the typed text. If u can't design a page properly, stop ur epaper. Comments r edited with 4ckig ic spam editor in ur page distorting the meaning.
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      Kancha
      Jul 5, 2017 at 9:11 pm
      India is going to spiral down like never before in international geopolitics. Brahmin dogs have only dog brain
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        Vijayan
        Jul 5, 2017 at 8:20 pm
        If Goi creates 100crores prize for new energy, 10crores for low fertiliser agricultural, 10crores for water saving, 10crores for defence techs, we can save 200000crores on oil, 40000crore fertiliser, crores of defence imports. Inventions funds walk in walk out can revolutionary save taxes
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          pradeep
          Jul 5, 2017 at 7:38 pm
          India has already adequate agreement with Israel we are the largest purchaser of arms from them.it is all business courtesy that Israel is showing err showering.
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            Omar S
            Jul 5, 2017 at 7:35 pm
            Of course it is a match made in heaven. Murderers of the world unite!
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              VT
              Jul 5, 2017 at 9:43 pm
              Read history. The faith u follow is soaked in dark red. The funny thing is your ancestor was a victim of that violence and today u r vouching for those who caused the agony to your ancestors.
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              pradeep
              Jul 5, 2017 at 7:34 pm
              Llll
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                sivaraman iyer
                Jul 5, 2017 at 7:02 pm
                This is a great union of two old nations. Along with all induction of technology and arms and systems it would be terrific if Indians can also induct the fearless and assertive and strong at ude of nation hood from the Israelis. India has gained, specially with very many Indians themselves that we are a nation of scared and cowardly people. Political leaders must give the people a great and strong leadership like the leaders in Israel. The Attack of Entebee should be an abject lesson for dealing with national issues. At the same time let us remember to read the intentions of Israel too. Learn from them but have India on top of your agenda.
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                  Bharat
                  Jul 5, 2017 at 6:33 pm
                  Israel may train how to oppress poor people , kill children and attack neighbours with US supplied weapons of mass destruction and engaging in covert war.
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                    RANA
                    Jul 5, 2017 at 7:34 pm
                    It can also teach us how to fu.ck 5 islamic countries simultaneously in 6 days and cas.trates the war mongring islamic jihadis with the flick of a blade
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                      Jai hind
                      Jul 5, 2017 at 7:58 pm
                      Whole world knows its israel creation of isis .. Lol ... They arecthe countryeith no kindness ... Good to make such a crooked country a freiend but beware they bite the ear sitting on the shoulder ... A simple logic y there is no attack of isis in us and israell... Now u might say their security is that strong.. If it was so saddam couldnt have send scud missiles to israel like diwali rockets during gulf wars ... No muslim terrorists cwoukd do a blast or send missile to mecca . but they did even being a sunni radicles how how how
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                      V Chandrasekaran
                      Jul 5, 2017 at 7:40 pm
                      It is not Israel is doing it is done by Pakistan with the US money and arms and sending terrorists in to our country.
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