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Linking of Israeli anti-tank missiles deal likely as Netanyahu visits India

Netanyahu will be on a six-day visit to India starting Sunday, during which he will hold comprehensive talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Olga Beach: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu at the Olga Beach in Israel on Thursday. (Photo: PTI)
Olga Beach: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu at the Olga Beach in Israel on Thursday. (Photo: PTI)

Strengthening cooperation in key areas of trade and defence, including a possible inking of a multi-million dollar Israeli anti-tank missiles deal, is on the table during the visit of Israeli from Sunday, with its today terming Indo- ties as irreversible. Israeli to also downplayed India's stand at the over the US decision to recognise as the capital of in place of Tel Aviv, saying New Delhi's view "cannot influence" Indo-ties. India, last month, had joined 127 other countries to vote in the in favour of a resolution opposing the recent decision of US to recognise as Israel's capital. will be on a six-day visit to starting Sunday, during which he will hold comprehensive talks with Modi. During his stay, he will also visit and Without going into the contours of a possible agreement for Israeli missiles, Carmon said the project is an example of "Israeli engaging in Make in India" because it can be implemented through partnership between an Israeli company and Indian company. In November, the defence ministry had decided to retract the process to acquire a batch of missiles from Israeli firm Now, it is learnt that the government is considering buying the missiles through G- to-G route. Carmon said apart from top Israeli officials, a delegation of 130 will accompany during his visit.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 10:34 IST
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