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Israeli NSA calls on PM Modi; discusses security, technology cooperation

Prime Minister Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu also spoke over phone during the visit of the Israeli NSA to New Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  Jerusalem 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with Prime Minister Narendra Modi
(File Photo) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu before a meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. Photo: PTI

Israeli Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat visited earlier this week and met Prime Minister Narendra to discuss issues related to bilateral relations, including the advancing of security deals, according to an official statement here.

NSA Ben-Shabbat, who was in on the invitation of his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval, also held a series of meetings with senior officials of Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and security organisation, a statement from the Prime Minister's media adviser here said.

Prime Minister and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu also spoke over phone during the visit of the Israeli NSA to New Delhi.

Ben-Shabbat returned to on January 15, on the Air flight that flies through the Saudi Arabian airspace, the statement said.

During his visit, the Israeli NSA discussed issues related to bilateral relations including the advancing of security deals, it said.

Additional measures were agreed to on advancing security, technology and civilian-economic cooperation between and India, it said.

Ben-Shabbat is said to have briefed his interlocutors on regional issues, including "Iran's efforts to entrench itself militarily in Syria and its actions that undermine regional stability".

He was accompanied by Israeli Ambassador to India Dr and Defence Attache Colonel Efraim Defrain in the meetings.

First Published: Fri, January 18 2019. 10:05 IST
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