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Indian PM Modi holds talks with Israeli PM on boosting ties

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu discussed ways to strengthen India-Israel relations and deepen cooperation in defence and security.

Israeli Ambassador to India, Naor Gilon said the change in the bilateral relationship between the two countries came after a first-ever visit of the Indian Prime Minister to Israel followed by Netanyahu's visit to India.

"We have to say that there were visits before that of Indian President and Israeli President, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, but the visit of PM Modi and a few months later in 2017, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to India on January 18 - this was a game changer to relations between the two countries," added Gilon.

The Israeli envoy expanded on how both countries upgraded relations to a strategic partnership, adding that several doors opened for cooperation.


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