PM Modi is visiting Germany's Hamburg from July 6-8 for the G20 Summit: MEA
PM's pre-planned bilateral meetings on sidelines of G20 Summit are with Argentina, Canada, Italy, Japan, Mexico, ROK, UK and Vietnam: MEA
"We are soon starting Delhi-Mumbai-Tel Aviv air services," said PM Modi.
Jul 05, 2017, 06.34 PM
"I have a good news for you. Those Indians living in Israels are having lots of trouble over their OCI and PIO cards. I have come to know this. Relations of the heart can't be dictated by a piece of paper. There is no way you can be denied an OCI card. If you are not able to get an OCI card, it defeats the purpose of this document. Those Indian-origin individuals who have done compulsory Army service in Israel will also get OCI cards now. We will also simplify rules related to issue of OCI cards to those who have done compulsory military training," said PM Modi.
Jul 05, 2017, 06.30 PM
I met Moshe a few hours ago. I witnessed how the desire to live in peace can overcome the specter of terror: PM Modi
Both PM Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu spoke about their respective youth population and the exchange that took place informally on a people-to-people basis.
"There is one area of cooperation -- young people... Today when young Israelis go to India, they go backpacking. They go on the hummus trail -- that means places you hear Hebrew being spoken. I want Indian students to come backpacking here on the curry trail. Not too many -- just in proportion," said PM Netanyahu to loud cheering from the Indian community present.
Jul 05, 2017, 06.13 PM
PM Modi also recounted how Israeli PM Netanyahu sent him a photograph of Indian soldiers liberating Jerusalem in 1917 during British rule, calling the photo "heart-touching".
Recalled another famous Indian Jew, late Lt-General JFR Jacob, a Baghdadi Jew from Kolkata, who led India's charge into Bangladesh, then East Pakistan, in 1971.
Jul 05, 2017, 06.08 PM
We want every Indian to have their own homes, the homes to have power and water supply by 2022 by facilitating real estate companies: PM Modi
Jul 05, 2017, 06.06 PM
We have given real estate the status of industry so that companies of this sector can get loans on low rates: PM Modi
Jul 05, 2017, 06.04 PM
We have launched GST on July 1. This has achieved an old dream of one country one tax. I call it Good and Simple Tax: PM Modi
The way Sardar Patel brought different princely states together into one India, this law has managed to merge disparate tax laws in 2017: PM Modi
Jul 05, 2017, 06.02 PM
The mantra of my government is reform, perform, transform: PM Modi
Jul 05, 2017, 06.01 PM
PM Modi remembered Shimon Perez, another great leader of Israel, calling him a great statesman.
Jul 05, 2017, 05.59 PM
Dr Lael Anson Best is a prominent cardiothoracic surgeon from the Indian community in Israel who was among those awarded the Pravasi Samman meant for non-resident Indians. PM Modi reminded the Gujarati community members of the Best Hospital in Ahmedabad.
Jul 05, 2017, 05.57 PM
Mayors of various Israeli cities have also joined us today. Their love for India has drawn them here, I thank them: PM Modi
Jul 05, 2017, 05.56 PM
Modi also mentioned Marathi journal, Mai Boli (Mother Tongue) that is published in Israel.
Those from Cochin Kerala celebrate Onam with great pomp. A sizeable number of immigrants in Israel are from Maharashtra and Kerala.
Jul 05, 2017, 05.53 PM
Prime Minister Modi talks about the presence of the Indian community in Israel for hundreds of years. Mentions the legend of Sufi saint Baba Fareed who is believed to have done penance in a cave in Israel.
Jul 05, 2017, 05.48 PM
Sankhya aur aakar utna mayne nahi rakhta, ye Israel ne karke dikhaya aur saabit kiya hai: PM Modi
Jul 05, 2017, 05.48 PM
Bharat Israel ka saath parampara, sanskriti, ek doosre pe bharosa aur mitrata ka hai: PM Modi
Jul 05, 2017, 05.46 PM
There is a similarity even in our religions: PM Modi
Netanyahu tells Moshe he will accompany him when Netanyahu travels to India
Modi had invited Netanyahu to India. The Israeli PM had accepted
Jul 05, 2017, 12.28 PM
Moshe, during the 26/11 attacks on the Chabad House in Mumbai, was saved by his Indian nanny Sandra
Moshe now lives with his grandparents near Tel Aviv
Jul 05, 2017, 12.27 PM
"Prime Minister Modi I love you," says Moshe
Jul 05, 2017, 12.26 PM
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accompanied by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, meets Moshe
Moshe lost his parents in the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai in 2008
He was a baby at the time. He is now 11 years old
Jul 05, 2017, 12.13 PM
MoU regarding cooperation in Electric Propulsion for Small Satellites, MoU for setting up of India-Israel Industrial R&D & Tech Innovation fund signed
Jul 05, 2017, 12.12 PM
Other agreements signed: MoU on State Water Utility Reform in India, MoU regarding cooperation in GEO-LEO Optical link
Jul 05, 2017, 12.03 PM
Modi: Friends, about 150 kms from here there is a slice of history in Haifa that is very dear to my country. That is the resting place of 41 soldiers of my country who laid down their lives fighting in World War I. Tomorrow I will visit Haifa
Jul 05, 2017, 11.59 AM
Modi invites Netanyahu to India, Netanyahu accepts
Jul 05, 2017, 11.58 AM
India has suffered first hand the violence and hatred spread by terror, so has Israel: Modi
Jul 05, 2017, 11.57 AM
Our belief in democratic values and economic progress has been a shared pursuit: PM Modi
Jul 05, 2017, 11.57 AM
Israel is among the leading nations in the field of innovation,water and agriculture: PM Modi
Jul 05, 2017, 11.56 AM
Our talks focused on not just areas of bilateral opportunities but also how our cooperation can help cause of global peace and stability: Indian Prime Minister Modi
Our talks focused on not just areas of bilateral opportunities but also how our coop'n can help cause of global peace and stability: PM Modi pic.twitter.com/qbN0kL0UCK
India's prime minister is also expected to strengthen defence ties with Israel with India hoping to clinch major defence deals. Drone acquisition will be high on New Delhi's agenda when PM Modi meets with heads of Israeli defence companies.
PM Modi is expected to address Indians at Tel Aviv Fairgrounds on Wednesday evening which will be keenly watched by experts in both countries.
The Indian prime minister will also pay homage to Indian soldiers at the Haifa Indian Cemetery that contains the graves of 49 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War.