In their talks, they deliberated on overall security situation in the region and deliberated on various aspects of defence cooperation between the two countries.
"Adm S Lanba CNS calls-on & interacts with Lt Gen Gadi Eisenkot, Chief of the General Staff, Israeli Defence Force," Navy Spokesperson Captain D K Sharma tweeted, along with a photograph of the meeting.
Admiral Lanba, who reached there yesterday, also met Major General Udi Adam, Director General of Israel's Defence Ministry during which various issues relating to bilateral security cooperation figured.
The Indian Navy Chief's trip to Israel comes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic visit to Israel next month.
Admiral Lanba also visited the headquarters of Israeli Defence Forces.
Defence ties between India and Israel have been growing rapidly and a raft of mega deals including procurement of an air defence system for the Indian Navy are likely to be sealed during Modi's upcoming visit which will be the first by an Indian Prime Minister to the Jewish nation.
India is the largest buyer of Israel's military hardware and the latter has been supplying various weapon systems, missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles over the last few years, but the transactions have largely remained behind the curtains.
The much-awaited deal for Barak-8 air defence missile systems for the navy and procurement of Spike anti-tank missiles for the Indian Army are expected to be firmed up during Modi's visit.
The Indo-Israel cooperation in naval sphere has witnessed an upswing in the last few years. Western fleet ships Mumbai, Teg, Tarkash and Aditya -- had recently visited Hanifa in Israel.
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