New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic three-day visit to Israel will focus on a series of military deals worth billions of dollars as well as strategic partnerships in areas, including water, agriculture and space technology. PM Modi will land in Israel at 6:30 pm IST on Tuesday and from the airport, he will make his way to Moshav Mishmar HaShiv'a, where he will visit the Dan Farm, one of the leading flower farms in Israel. At the farm, Modi will watch an Agriculture Ministry demonstration of some of Israel's latest agricultural technologies, including a state-of-the-art irrigation multicopter drone and a thermal camera.
Later, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will accompany Modi on a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, where the Indian premier will lay a wreath, visit the Children's Memorial, and sign the guest book.
On Tuesday evening, Modi will have dinner at the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem. At the same time, the Israeli Foreign Ministry's director general and the acting national security advisor will host a dinner at the King David Hotel attended by their Indian counterparts along with other members of the Indian delegation.
On Wednesday, Modi will meet with President Reuven Rivlin. The Prime Minister will also meet with Israeli opposition leader, Isaac Herzog, and later visit the exhibit on Indian Jewry and the Cochin Jews synagogue at the Israel Museum.
One of the highlights of the visit is PM Modi's planned meeting with 10-year-old Moshe Holtzberg, whose parents were murdered in the 26/11 terror attack at the Nariman House (now called Chabad House) in Mumbai when he was a toddler. Moshe's Indian nanny Sandra Samuel, who managed to remove him from the carnage, will also be at the meeting.
On Thursday, Modi will visit the northern Israeli port city of Haifa, where he will lay a wreath and unveil a plaque in memory of Indian soldiers buried at a cemetery in the city who were killed in the battle for Haifa during World War I. He will also meet with some 20 Indian soldiers serving in the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force in the Golan Heights.
PM Modi will then head to Dor Beach to watch a desalination demonstration using a water purification vehicle, following which he will fly to Tel Aviv to watch presentations by Israeli innovation companies.
Modi will also meet with Indian students who are completing their education in Israel.