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Diplomatic shift: Israel, India look past defence to widen commercial ties

Israel's foreign direct investment in India totals only $100 million

Reuters 

In the months leading up to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic visit to Israel, India signed two arms deals, spending $2.6 billion on Israeli missile defence systems. Yet since Modi arrived on Tuesday, military ties -- for decades the secretive bedrock of India-Israel relations -- have taken a back seat. The governments have instead spent time discussing companies that sell medical devices, hi-tech and water systems. Rather than making the visit, the first by a sitting Indian prime minister, all about the value of deals signed, Israel's Prime Minister ...

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First Published: Thu, July 06 2017. 11:32 IST
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