NEW DELHI Jan 14, 2018: Prime Minister Narendra Modi went to the Delhi airport today to welcome Benjamin Netanyahu, the first Israeli Prime Minister to visit India in more than a decade.
Accompanied by a 130-member business delegation, Mr. Netanyahu is in India on a six-day visit, during which the two nations hope to deepen ties in trade and defense.
The Israeli PM will hold comprehensive talks with PM Modi and also visit his home state Gujarat, where the two leaders will hold a joint roadshow on Wednesday.
The two leader also visited the Teen Murti Chowk in Delhi, which has now been renamed as Teen Murti Haifa chowk, and paid homage to the martyrs of the three Indian regiments that fought the battle in Haifa during World War I, a century ago.
Netanyahu and Modi are expected to discuss a variety of subjects related to bilateral relations and the global situation.
Later in the evening today, PM Modi will also host a dinner for Netanyahu and his wife, Sara.
The Israeli PM is also expected to meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today.
The Israeli leader will visit the Centre of Excellence in Agriculture at Vadrad in Gujarat and interact with business leaders in Mumbai.
This is the first visit to India by an Israeli Prime Minister since Ariel Sharon came in 2003.