Benjamin Netanyahu In India Live Updates: PM Narendra Modi And Benjamin Netanyahu Attend India-Israel Business Summit

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will hold delegation level talks with PM Modi. Later in the day, the Israeli leader will call on President Ram Nath Kovind.

Benjamin Netanyahu In India Live Updates: PM Narendra Modi And Benjamin Netanyahu Attend India-Israel Business Summit

Benjamin Netanyahu and PM Modi modi addressed a joint statement after deligation-level talks

New Delhi:  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in New Delhi on Sunday and received a warm welcome by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mr Netanyahu paid homage to soldiers who died in Haifa of World War 1 at Teen Murti Chowk by Army Chief, Bipin Rawat. PM Modi then hosted a private dinner for the Israeli leader. The two had built a warm rapport during PM Modi's visit to Israel last year. Mr Netanyahu is on a six-day visit and will visit PM Modi's home state, Gujarat and Mumbai. 

Prime Minister Netanyahu and PM Modi held delegation-level talks and delivered a joint statement. Later in the day, the Israeli leader will call on President Ram Nath Kovind. Mr Netanyahu will end the day with the India-Israel Business Summit. 

Here are the live updates of day 2 of Bejamin Netanyahu's India visit:

Jan 15, 2018
20:31 (IST)
Top quotes Of PM Modi speech at the India-Israel Business Summit
  • I have always had a deep regard for Israel and its people. I visited Israel in 2006 as CM of Gujarat. Last year in July, I visited Israel, the first such visit from India. I experienced the remarkable spirit of innovation, enterprise and perseverance that drives Israel
  • There is new energy and purpose that has invigorated our ties over the last few years. It will help take our cooperation to greater heights. We stand on the cusp of a new chapter in India-Israel relations driven by our people & mutual opportunities for betterment of lives
  • In India, we have been taking steady steps over three years at both macro as well as micro-level, to make a difference. Our motto is: Reform, Perform and Transform The India-Israel Innovation Bridge will act as a link between the Start-ups of the two sides. I have been saying that Indian Industries, start-ups and the academic institutions must collaborate with their Israeli counterparts to access the huge reservoir of knowledge
  • We want to do more and do better. To enable entry of capital and technology, most of the sectors including defence, have been opened for FDI. More than 90 percent of the FDI approvals have been put on automatic route. We are now among the most open economies
Jan 15, 2018
19:54 (IST)
Jan 15, 2018
18:42 (IST)
We are very excited for the upcoming visit of of Baby Moshe, who is no more a baby, where his life was miraculously saved by Indian Army. His visit to Nariman House is very emotional & sensitive so we want you to co-operate with us: Rabbi Israel Kozlovsky, Chabad Mumbai Director
Jan 15, 2018
17:27 (IST)
At 7:30 PM today, Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu will address a business summit with a focus on expanding India-Israel economic cooperation.
Jan 15, 2018
14:57 (IST)
Jan 15, 2018
14:40 (IST)
List of MoUs/Agreements signed during the Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu's India visit:

  1. MoU on Cyber Security Cooperation between India and Israel
  2. MoU between the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and the Ministry of Energy on Cooperation inOil and Gas Sector
  3. Protocol between India and Israel on Amendments to theAir Transport Agreement
  4. Agreement on Film-co-production between India and Israel
  5. MoU between the Central Council for Research in Homeopathy, Ministry of AYUSH and the Centre for Integrative Complementary Medicine, Shaare Zedek Medical Center on Cooperation in the field of Research inHomeopathic Medicine
  6. MoU between Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) and the Technion- Israel Institute of Technology for cooperation in the field ofspace
  7. Memorandum of Intent between Invest India and Invest in Israel
  8. Letter of Intent between IOCL and Phinergy Ltd. For cooperation in the area of metal-air batteries
  9. Letter of Intent between IOCL and Yeda Research and Development Co Ltd for cooperation in the area of concentrated solar thermal technologies
Jan 15, 2018
14:14 (IST)
India and Israel ink nine pacts, including for cooperation in cyber security, oil and gas sector.
Jan 15, 2018
14:13 (IST)
Jan 15, 2018
14:12 (IST)
Jan 15, 2018
14:04 (IST)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's press statement:
  • Prime Minister Modi, thank you for your remarkable hospitality. You are a revolutionary in the true sense of the term... 
  • You are a revolutionary leader, you are revolutionising India, you are catapulting this magnificent state into the future 
  • We are ushering a new era in relations today, something different is happening now because of your leadership and because of our partnership
  • You are the first leader from India who has visited the sovereign state of Israel in 3,000 years... Your visit was truly historic... 
  • India and Israel are countries that have an ancient history, vibrant present and an amazing future....
  • Israelis in India have never ever faced the anti-Semitism that we have faced in so many places across the world
  • My wife and I are very happy that we are going to Bollywood 
  • We are the same, Prime Minister Modi and I, we want more for the people and we want it now, we wanted it yesterday
  • Your visit to Israel excited all Israelis and of course many Israelis of Indian descent and origin came. Well I thought I was in a rock concert. But it was a historic event
  • When you and I walked shoeless along seashore we drank seawater that is purified in front of our eyes 
  • Anytime you want to do a yoga class with me, I'll be there
  • We remember the horrific savagery in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks... we will never give in and will fight back
Jan 15, 2018
13:53 (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement:

  • It is a long anticipated moment in the journey of India
  • Your visit marks the 25 years of friendship between India and Israel
  • It is a great pleasure that I welcome my good friend Netanyahu to India
  • You come to India in an auspicious time when Indians celebrate Makar Sankranti, Bihu, Pongal, etc
  • Our discussions were intensive and detailed. I am impatient in getting results and it is an open secret that you are too...
  • Our discussions today were marked by convergence to accelerate progress our shared areas of interest...
  • We will scale up our partnership in agriculture science and technology 
  • We will bring advance Israeli technologies 
  • Invite Israel to make use of our liberalised regime in defence 
  • Desire to diversify and broad base our relationship 
  • One of our key focuses will be in Agriculture... We are also focusing on defence, cyber security, start-ups, and promote people-to-people ties and promote each others rich cultures. An Indian cultural centre will so open in Israel
  • After the meeting in Tel Aviv last year, this meeting has contributed greatly to giving our ties a significant boost
  • Welcome the large business team that pm has brought with him
  • Filled with hope about this relationship 
  • Found in PM Netanyahu a partner to take this relationship to soaring heights 
Jan 15, 2018
13:50 (IST)
PM Modi and Israel Prime Minister present joint statement after holding delegation-level talks. 

Jan 15, 2018
13:47 (IST)
"Partnership For 21st Century": PM Modi, Netanyahu Start Talks - 10 Facts
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was given a ceremonial welcome today morning at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, before he held a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who broke protocol on Sunday to receive his Israeli counterpart at the airport as he arrived in India on a six-day visit. India has called ties with Israel a "partnership made for the 21st century, between two vibrant democracies".
Jan 15, 2018
13:42 (IST)
New Delhi and Tel Aviv are expected to sign a number of deals covering various sectors, including defence, oil and gas, renewable energy, amended protocol for airports, cyber security, and co-production of films and documentaries.
Jan 15, 2018
13:28 (IST)
Jan 15, 2018
12:57 (IST)
The Ministry of External Affairs tweeted, "A partnership made for the 21st century, between two vibrant democracies! PM @narendramodi receives @IsraeliPM Benjamin Netanyahu at Hyderabad House ahead of talks." 
Jan 15, 2018
12:55 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held delegation-level talks with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu during which they discussed a range of key issues including defence, trade and terrorism.

Jan 15, 2018
12:31 (IST)
Mr Netanyahu had called India's relationship with Israel a "marriage made in heaven" and said that even though his country is "disappointed" by India's vote at the UN against recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital, "this visit is a testimony that our relationship is moving on so many fronts forward."
Jan 15, 2018
12:22 (IST)
PM Modi and his Israeli counterpart will hold delegation-level talks followed by one-on-one discussion. 

Jan 15, 2018
12:18 (IST)
Jan 15, 2018
11:25 (IST)
Jan 15, 2018
10:59 (IST)
Prime Minister Netanyahu was accompanied by his wife at Raj Ghat as they paid their respects to Mahatma Gandhi at his memorial.  

Jan 15, 2018
10:52 (IST)
Bejamin Netanyahu attends the wreath laying ceremony at Raj Ghat, Memorial of Mahatma Gandhi.

Jan 15, 2018
10:27 (IST)
"My visit comes after Prime Minister Modi's historic visit to Israel last year. His visit brought immense enthusiasm to Israel-India ties. These visits will strengthen relations between the two countries and its people," Israel's Netanyahu said.

Jan 15, 2018
10:18 (IST)
"This has been a deeply moving trip for me and my wife," said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a short statement after her ceremonial welcome. 
Jan 15, 2018
10:15 (IST)
Prime Minister Netanyahu meets senior members of PM Modi's cabinet, as he gets ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan. 

Jan 15, 2018
10:14 (IST)
Jan 15, 2018
10:04 (IST)
PM Modi arrives at the Rashtrapati Bhawan ahead of the ceremonial welcome for Israeli PM Netanyahu. 

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