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Modi announces Delhi-Mumbai-Tel Aviv flight, invites Israeli youth to India

Air India flights to Israel from Delhi, Mumbai were withdrawn for commercial reasons during mid-90s

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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 on Wednesday. (Photo: PTI)

Prime Minister on Wednesday announced to start a new flight service connecting Delhi, and

"Now a Delhi-Mumbai-air service will be initiated. And so I invite youth of to visit India," Modi announced amid thunderous applause.

Modi made the announcement while addressing the Indian Diaspora in Tel Aviv's Convention Center.

Air India had earlier announced to start direct flight between and The flight service was to start in May but the launch was delayed as several countries, which fall in the selected route, denied the overflight permission.

Air India used to operate directs flights to from until mid-1990s and until early 2000. The flights were withdrawn for commercial reasons.

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First Published: Thu, July 06 2017. 09:44 IST