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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin visits India to boost Israel India Trade

  • Israeli President, Reuven Rivlin, Narendra Modi, Israel India, Trade
    President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and his wife

    Rivlin is the first Israeli head of state to visit India in nearly 20 years, in a sign of growing partnership between the two nations. The last Israeli president to visit India was Ezer Weizman, in January 1997.

  • Israeli President, Reuven Rivlin, Narendra Modi, Israel India, Trade
    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin inspects the guard of honor during a ceremonial welcome

    He is being accompanied by a large business delegation, which will also visit Agra, Karnal, Chandigarh and Mumbai.

  • Israeli President, Reuven Rivlin, Narendra Modi, Israel India, Trade
    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin inspects the guard of honor

    The visit comes after President Pranab Mukherjee’s Israel trip last year.

  • Israeli President, Reuven Rivlin, Narendra Modi, Israel India, Trade
    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and his wife Nechama Rivlin pay floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi's memorial

    Rivlin’s visit marks 25 years of formal diplomatic ties with Israel set in motion by the PV Narasimha Rao government in 1992

  • Israeli President, Reuven Rivlin, Narendra Modi, Israel India, Trade
    Major exports from India to Israel include precious stones and metals, chemical products, textiles and textile articles, plants and ...

    Though trade in diamonds constitutes close to 50% of bilateral trade, trade has diversified into several sectors such as pharmaceuticals, agriculture, IT and telecom, and homeland security in recent years.

  • Israeli President, Reuven Rivlin, Narendra Modi, Israel India, Trade
    President Pranab Mukherjee greets Israeli President Reuven Rivlin during a ceremonial welcome

    From $200 million in 1992 (comprising primarily trade in diamonds), bilateral merchandise reached $5.19 billion in 2011.

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