PM Modi in Israel | From meeting 26/11 survivor Moshe, to paying homage to WWI Indian soldiers in Haifa
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, on Thursday addressed the Indian diaspora in Israel on the second day of his historic visit, asserting that their 70-year-old relationship is dependable, free and strong.
“In 70 years, for the first time, the visit of an Indian Prime Minister to Israel is in itself a moment of celebration and a moment of introspection too… We have met after a long time. It may have been only 25 years since we established diplomatic relations, but our ties go back hundreds of years. Our ties are a sign of our friendship and dependability. Our festivals have similarities. Last night we were chatting late after dinner. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave me a photograph of Indian soldiers from World War II who helped free Jerusalem,” Prime Minister Modi told the Indian community at Tel Aviv Convention Centre.
Praising the Jewish population in India, Prime Minister Modi stated that Jews have contributed not only in the armed forces, but also in other fields.
(With agency inputs)
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin after signing a guest book before their meeting in Jerusalem July 5, …read more