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Now, India and Israel deepen ties with $40 million joint innovation fund

Each country will allocate $4 million per year over a five-year period for the fund's activities

Reuters 

Narendra Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a joint press conference in Jerusalem, Israel. (Photo: PTI)

and have established a $40 million joint innovation initiative fund to increase economic cooperation and boost research and development within both countries.

The agreement was signed during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic visit to The three-day trip, which ended Thursday, was meant to help deepen commercial ties. It was the first time a sitting Indian prime minister came to

Each country will allocate $4 million per year over a five-year period for the fund’s activities, Israel's Ministry of Economy said in a statement. It will be run by the Innovation Authority and the Indian Ministry of Science and Technology.

and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are looking to increase bilateral trade and share technological know-how, particularly in the fields of water management and agriculture.

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