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Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu to Begin His Six-Day Visit to India Today

Netanyahu will be accompanied by a 130-member delegation from various sectors including cyber, agriculture and defence.

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Updated:January 14, 2018, 12:28 PM IST
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Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu to Begin His Six-Day Visit to India Today
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Reuters)
New Delhi: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is arriving in India on Sunday at 1:30 pm for a six-day visit. This comes six months after Narendra Modi became the first ever Indian Prime Minister to visit the Jewish nation.

Netanyahu will be accompanied by a 130-member delegation from various sectors including cyber, agriculture and defence.

Later, around 2:30 pm, the Israeli head of state is scheduled to meet with Indian External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj.

The visiting dignitary, on Monday at 10 am, will be given a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan which will be followed by the wreath laying at the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi at 10:30 am.

Netanyahu will also meet his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and hold delegation level talks around 12 noon.

The two sides will sign agreements and also issue a joint press statement at 1 pm. The Israeli Prime Minister will, around 6 pm on Monday, call on President Ram Nath Kovind.

On Tuesday around 11 am, Netanyahu, accompanied by his wife Sara, will leave for Agra to see Taj Mahal. On the same day, he will visit Delhi and participate in the Raisina Dialogue, where he is scheduled to deliver an inaugural speech at 4:30 pm.

Netanyahu will leave for Ahmedabad on the fourth day of his tour and visit Sabarmati Ashram at 11 am. The minister will also attend an event at the International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology (iCreate) at 12:30 pm.

He will later visit the Centre of Excellence, Vadrad at 3:30 pm. On the same day, the minister will leave for Mumbai.

On Thursday, Netanyahu will have a power breakfast with Indian CEOs and attend a business seminar. He will also lay a wreath at Taj Hotel Mumbai and pay a visit to Nariman House - Chabad Centre.

He will also reach out to Bollywood personalities in an exclusive 'Shalom Bollywood' event, that aims at exploring business opportunities for Indian filmmakers in Israel.

(With inputs from ANI)
| Edited by: Aditya Nair
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