In Pics: With Hug And Handshake, PM Modi Welcomes Benjamin Netanyahu At Airport

Updated: January 14, 2018 14:42 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu at the Delhi airport today. Mr Netanyahu is the first Israeli Prime Minister to visit the country in over a decade. PM Modi received the Israeli leader with a hug and a handshake. The two leaders had developed a warm rapport during his visit to Israel last year. Mr Netanyahu is on a six-day visit during which he will travel to PM Modi's home state Gujarat and Mumbai.

In Pics: With Hug And Handshake, PM Modi Welcomes Benjamin Netanyahu At Airport
Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his arrival at the Air Force Station in New Delhi
In Pics: With Hug And Handshake, PM Modi Welcomes Benjamin Netanyahu At Airport
In Pics: With Hug And Handshake, PM Modi Welcomes Benjamin Netanyahu At Airport
Benjamin Netanyahu is in India on a six-day visit, during which the two nations hope to deepen ties in trade and defence. The Israeli PM will hold comprehensive talks with PM Modi.
In Pics: With Hug And Handshake, PM Modi Welcomes Benjamin Netanyahu At Airport
PM Modi hugged and shook hands with the Israeli leader, with whom he had developed a warm rapport during his visit to Israel last year.
In Pics: With Hug And Handshake, PM Modi Welcomes Benjamin Netanyahu At Airport
Benjamin Netanyahu will also visit PM Modi's home state Gujarat, where the two leaders will hold a joint road show on Wednesday.
In Pics: With Hug And Handshake, PM Modi Welcomes Benjamin Netanyahu At Airport
"Welcome to India, my friend PM @netanyahu! Your visit to India is historic and special. It will further cement the close friendship between our nations," PM Modi tweeted.

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