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Modi in Israel: Netanyahu gifts Indian soldiers' photo to PM

Netanyahu gifted Modi the photo during a private dinner hosted for Indian premier at his residence

Press Trust of India  |  Jerusalem 

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 has gifted Prime Minister a photo that depicts leading a column to liberate

Netanyahu gifted the photo during a private dinner that he hosted yesterday for the Indian premier at his residence Beit Aghion in with his wife.

"While hosting PM @narendramodi yesterday evening, PM @netanyahu gifted a photo," the Prime Minister's Office tweeted.

"The photo depicts leading a column to liberate (December 11, 1917)," it said.

Modi, who arrived in yesterday for a three-day visit, presented the replicas of two sets of relics from Kerala, regarded as key artifacts of the long history in

They comprise two different sets of plates that are believed to have been inscribed in 9-10th Century, the had tweeted.

The first set of plates is a cherished relic for the Cochin Jews in It is regarded as a charter describing the grant of hereditary royal privileges and prerogatives by the King, Cheraman Perumal (often identified as Bhaskara Ravi Varma), to the leader Joseph Rabban.

The second set of plates is believed to be the earliest documentation of the history of with India.

These plates describe the grant of land and tax privileges by the local ruler to a church.

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First Published: Wed, July 05 2017. 21:13 IST