Why Does Israel Matter to India?

Undoubtedly, it is the dawn of a new era in Indo-Israeli relations. This was visible from the great rapport between the premiers of the two nations – Narendra Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu. When Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel set his foot on Indian soil on Jan.14, 2018, he was welcomed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s outstretched hands of friendship, often referred to as “the hug diplomacy.” The leaders showed camaraderie in public appearances such as a road show in Modi’s own state, Gujarat. At a press meeting, Modi called Netanyahu by his nickname “Bibi” and Netanyahu addressed Modi as...

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