Narendra Modi-Benjamin Netanyahu Gujarat Meet Highlights: India Has A Leader Who Has A Vision, Says Israel PM

Around 50 stages were set up for PM Modi and Prime Minister Netanyahu's Gujarat Roadshow. People from different states and union territories performed and welcomed the two leaders and visiting dignitaries at various points as they pass by.

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Narendra Modi-Benjamin Netanyahu Gujarat Meet Highlights: India Has A Leader Who Has A Vision, Says Israel PM

PM Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu in Gujarat.

Ahmedabad: 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu today went to Sabarmati Ashram together after completing their eight kilometre roadshow. It started from the airport till Sabarmati Ashram, also known as Gandhi Ashram, where Mahatma Gandhi lived for more than a decade. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu was received at the airport by PM Modi. Around 50 stages were made along the route that PM Modi and Prime Minister Netanyahu took to Sabarmati Ashram. People from different states and union territories performed and welcomed the two leaders and visiting dignitaries at various points as they pass by. 
 

Here are the updates from PM Narendra Modi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's grand roadshow in Gujarat:

 

Jan 17, 2018
22:13 (IST)
As they arrived in Mumbai, Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife were received by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at the airport, news agency ANI reported. 
Jan 17, 2018
19:02 (IST)
After a warm welcome in Ahmedabad, Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu are on their way to Mumbai. PM Modi was seen bidding goodbye to his Israeli counterpart at the Ahmedabad airport.
Jan 17, 2018
18:28 (IST)
In a tweet, Israel PM thanked the people of Ahmadabad for the warm welcome. 
Jan 17, 2018
17:38 (IST)
Thanking his Israeli counterpart for taking out time to meet farmers, PM Modi speaking at the Centre of Excellence, said, "Our relation with Israel through Centre of Excellence has to be taken forward to bring about change. I thank PM Netanyahu for taking time for our farmers and talking to them." 

"We are working towards doubling farmer incomes by 2022. For this, optimum utilisation of land resources, ensuring minimum wastage & understanding the needs of the market assume importance," he was quoted as saying by ANI. 
Jan 17, 2018
17:32 (IST)
While speaking at the Centre of Excellence in Gujarat's Vadrad, Israel PM  Benjamin Netanyahu said, "I know something about Mashav. We operate in many countries but the biggest project that Mashav has is here in India because India has a leader, has a vision."
Jan 17, 2018
16:27 (IST)
During his visit to Sabarmati Ashram, Benjamin Netanyahu described Mahatama Gandhi as the greatest prophets of humanity. 

In a four-line message jointly signed by Mr Netanyahu and his wife Sara in the visitor's log book at the ashram, the Israeli dignitaries said their "visit was inspiring". "An inspiring visit to the hearth of one of humanity's great prophets of inspiration- Mahatma Gandhi-," Mr Netanyahu wrote in the book, PTI reported.

Jan 17, 2018
14:51 (IST)

  • Today I am happy to announce that Israel and India will work together and innovate together
  • I am very grateful to Mr. Netanyahu that he accepted the invitation to come to Gujarat
  • Today, when we are launching iCreate, I would like to remember the late professor N V Vasani. I remember well that when iCreate was envisioned, the responsibility of giving it a concrete shape came to Professor Vasan
  • The people of Israel have proved to the whole world that it is not size of the country, but the resolve and attitude of the countrymen, that takes a country forward.
  • Innovation will play a major role in bringing the people of Israel and India closer.

Jan 17, 2018
14:37 (IST)


PM Narendra Modi Addresses at iCreate Center in Ahmedabad's Deo Dholera Village:
  • When I went to Israel last year, I made up my mind to make our ties stronger. Since then I have been waiting for my friend Netanyahu to come. I am happy that he also came to Gujarat.
  • I remember when we first thought of iCreate, the project came to Prof Vasani. Unfortunately, he was unwell for a long time and today he is not there among us. But his vision of iCreate is there with us
  • He sowed the seeds, but today we can see the tree. Soon we will see the fruits of this big initiative.
  • The youth in India will touch new heights. I am sure that in future, India will lead the way in innovation.
  • Even when the project was launched, I had wanted Israel to be a part of this. Israel is a frontrunner when it comes to startups and innovation.
Jan 17, 2018
14:33 (IST)


Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu Addresses at iCreate Center in Ahmedabad's Deo Dholera Village:
  • I am delighted to be here. The world knows about iPads and iPods, there is on more i that the world needs to know about, that is iCreate
  • PM Modi and I are both very young and both very optimistic, we are young in our thinking and optimistic about the future
  • Many Indian soldiers who lost their lives during the liberation of Haifa were Gujaratis. Thank you Gujarat
  • Jai Hind! Jai Bharat! Jai Israel! Thank you Prime Minister Modi, thank you all!
Jan 17, 2018
14:33 (IST)
PM Modi and Israel PM Netanyahu at iCreate Center in Ahmedabad's Deo Dholera Village
Jan 17, 2018
13:32 (IST)
PM Modi and Israel PM Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu at icreate centre in Deo Dholera Village in Ahmedabad.


Jan 17, 2018
12:22 (IST)
After visiting Sabarmati Ashram, PM Modi and his counterpart Netanyahu will now take a helicopter to the campus of icreate, or the International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology, an autonomous institution located in Dev Dholera village, about 50 km from Ahmedabad, for the exhibition.
Jan 17, 2018
12:18 (IST)
PM Modi and Israel PM Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu fly a kite at Sabarmati Ashram.


Jan 17, 2018
12:13 (IST)
Israeli PM Netanyahu and his wife pay their tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Sabarmati Ashram.


Jan 17, 2018
11:59 (IST)
PM Modi and Israeli PM Netanyahu with wife Sara reach Sabarmati Ashram.

Jan 17, 2018
11:47 (IST)
Huge crowd gathers to welcome PM Modi and Israeli PM Netanyahu as the two leaders begin their roadshow in Ahmedabad.

Jan 17, 2018
11:33 (IST)
PM Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu begin their 8 kilometer roadshow.


Jan 17, 2018
11:19 (IST)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and wife Sara arrive in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He was received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


Jan 17, 2018
10:45 (IST)
Here are a few photos from Gujarat ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu's grand roadshow in Ahmedabad. Photos show a billboard welcoming the leaders to Ahmedabad as well as preparations being carried out ahead of the inauguration of the icreate center at Deo Dholera Village in Ahmedabad.


Jan 17, 2018
10:37 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He will receive Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu shortly.


Jan 17, 2018
10:26 (IST)

Jan 17, 2018
10:23 (IST)

Jan 17, 2018
10:18 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said they would dedicate the plant to the people of Suigam Taluka in Banakantha district over video-conference. During his visit to Israel in July last year, the two leaders rode the mobile unit on Israel's Olga beach that can purify up to 20,000 litres of sea water per day.

Jan 17, 2018
10:17 (IST)
But the visit will also forever change the lives of some people, particularly a village located on a small hill, six miles from the Rann of Kutch, that is to receive the Gal-Mobile water desalinisation and purification jeep, a gift that Israeli PM Netanyahu has brought for Prime Minister Modi.
Jan 17, 2018
10:16 (IST)
The two leaders would then proceed for a Sabarkantha-based centre of excellence for agriculture established by Isreal. They will inaugurate a research facility for cultivation of dates in Kutch by remote control from Sabarkantha, the chief minister had earlier said.

Jan 17, 2018
10:15 (IST)
PM Modi and Prime Minister Netanyahu will inaugurate the iCreate Center at Deo Dholera Village in Ahmedabad that was launched in 2011 and mentors budding entrepreneurs and guides them to set up start-ups, according to an official. They will also visit a Startup Exhibition and interact with innovators and start-up Chief Executive Officers.

Jan 17, 2018
10:15 (IST)
The Israeli Prime Minister, who had reached India on a six-day visit on Sunday, has showered praise on PM Modi and called him a "revolutionary leader" who is "catapulting the magnificent state into the future". Prime Minister Modi has called the Gujarat visit an opportunity "to see the fulfilment of the promise, which our mutual cooperation holds in diverse areas such as agriculture, technology, and innovation".


(Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu held talks in Delhi yesterday)
Jan 17, 2018
10:12 (IST)
"The city of Ahmedabad will greet Mrs and Mr Netanyahu with a reception, as they proceed to Sabarmati Ashram from Ahmedabad Airport," PM Modi's office said in a statement ahead of the visit. Tight security arrangements have been made in Ahmedabad for the visiting dignitaries and traffic will be blocked along the route of the roadshow between 7 am and noon today, the Gujarat Police has announced.
Jan 17, 2018
10:12 (IST)
"The city of Ahmedabad will greet Mrs and Mr Netanyahu with a reception, as they proceed to Sabarmati Ashram from Ahmedabad Airport," PM Modi's office said in a statement ahead of the visit. Tight security arrangements have been made in Ahmedabad for the visiting dignitaries and traffic will be blocked along the route of the roadshow between 7 am and noon today, the Gujarat Police has announced.

Jan 17, 2018
10:08 (IST)
For the next seven hours in Ahmedabad and later in Sabarkantha district 100 km away, the two leaders hope to see the outcome of the pacts between the two countries at the ground level and improve the lives of people.
Jan 17, 2018
10:07 (IST)
The two leaders will travel in a vehicle decorated with flowers. Around 50 stages have been set up along the route that PM Modi and Prime Minister Netanyahu will take to Sabarmati Ashram. People from different states and union territories will perform and welcome the two leaders and visiting dignitaries at various points as they pass by.
Jan 17, 2018
10:07 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu will hold a grand roadshow in Gujarat today. The two leaders with arrive in Ahmedabad to a grand welcome shortly after 10 am this morning. They will then begin their eight kilometre roadshow from the airport to Sabarmati Ashram, also known as Gandhi Ashram, where Mahatma Gandhi lived for more than a decade.
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