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Interesting facts of Indo-Israel relationship that you may not know

With yoga, diamond, and fruit orchards, India's relationship with Israel is moving towards a new direction.

International yoga day in Israel

The third international yoga day was practiced by the people in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on June 21, 2017.

Israel- India diamond trade

The Diamond industry in Israel is an important world player in producing cut diamonds for the wholesale market. Diamonds have more than 50% share in the bilateral trades between the two countries.

State Bank of India, Israel

State Bank of India opened a branch in Tel Aviv, Israel in 2007.

Bilateral trade between India and Israel

Since 1992 the bilateral trade between the two countries has grown from Rs. 1300 crore and reached its peak at Rs. 33,735 crores in 2011. Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister for Commerce and Industry, met Ambassador Carmon to discuss ways to further improve and promote bilateral India-Israel trade and business in 2014.

India's investment in Israel

During 2015-2017, Indian IT majors, such as Infosys, Wipro and Tech Mahindra have also made notable investments in Israel. Also, TCS started operations in Israel in the year 2005.

The Indo-Israel Agriculture Project

As a bilateral action plan, 26 Centers of Excellence in Agriculture will be developed in India with the help of Israel during 2015-18. 10 out of these 26 centers have already been commissioned across different states such as Haryana, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat etc.

Scholarships to students from India

Since 2012, Israel has been offering post-doctoral scholarships including other scholarships to students from India and China. And 300 out of almost 400 fellowships have been awarded to Indian students since then.

Israeli drip irrigation in India

Israeli drip irrigation technologies and products are now widely used in India. The Jain Irrigation company has made a 100% acquisition of Israeli drip-irrigation company Naandan