Israel PM Netanyahu to arrive on six-day visit to India

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan

Not disheartened by India's vote against Israel at the UN General Assembly on the issue of Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed hope that bilateral ties would receive a further boost during his milestone visit to the country.

Nitzan, speaking at the Globes newspaper's annual Israel Business Conference in Jerusalem, pushed back against suggestions that the investigations into Netanyahu were being delayed for extraneous reasons. He will be the second Israeli PM to visit India after Ariel Sharon in 2003.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has revealed that his next meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump will take place in the near future.

India and Israel will reaffirm their already strong economic and defence ties, and Netanyahu will also emphasising the bond that the two nations, which celebrated the silver jubilee of their diplomatic relatons a year ago. In the first, Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, are suspected of receiving illicit gifts from billionaire benefactors, most notably hundreds of thousands of shekels' worth of cigars and champagne from the Israeli-born Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan. "The visit will focus on the progress made between India and Israel since Prime Minister Modi's visit to Israel last summer, and on shaping the next 25 years of relations between our countries and our peoples".

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This was announced by the Embassy of Israel in New Delhi. Both the leaders are likely to visit Sabarmati Ashram, abode of Mahatma Gandhi. An eight-kilometre-long roadshow is said to have been arranged from the airport to the ashram.

In Gujarat, Modi and Netanyahu will also visit the Centre of Excellence in Vadrad and inaugurate a Centre of Excellence for date palms in Bhuj via video conference. They will also visit the iCreate innovation campus and centre.

In Mumbai, Netanyahu will highlight the importance of fighting terrorism. He'll be visiting Mumbai for the first time after that incident.

The Mumbai leg includes Netanyahu's film industry outreach - Shalom Bollywood, an interaction with the Jewish community and a meeting with business heads.

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