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ONGC to bid for Israel oil-and-gas exploration blocks: Dharmendra Pradhan

India and Israel have deep defence ties

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

Indian state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp plans to bid for Israeli offshore oil-and-gas exploration blocks, India's oil minister told Reuters, the first major deal between the two countries since a groundbreaking trip by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in July. India and Israel have deep defence ties but Modi and his right wing ruling group are pushing to expand the relationship into other sectors such as energy and technology with a country they see as a natural ally against terrorism. A high-ranking delegation from India, the world's third-biggest oil consumer, visited ...

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First Published: Tue, September 05 2017. 08:26 IST