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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to hold delegation-level talks with PM Narendra Modi today

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 15, 2018, 02.36 AM (IST)

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in India on Sunday on a six-day visit, during which he will hold extensive talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  

Israeli PM Netanyahu is the second Prime Minister from his country after Ariel Sharon to visit India in the last 25 years.  

He is accompanied by a 130-member delegation from various sectors including cyber, agriculture and defence.  

His visit assumes even more significance as it comes just over six months after the visit of Modi to Israel, the first ever Indian prime ministerial visit to the West Asian nation.  

The visiting Israeli PM, on Monday, will be given a ceremonial reception at 10 am at the Rashtrapati Bhawan which will be followed by the wreath laying at the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi.  

Netanyahu will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House and hold delegation level talks.  

The two sides will sign agreements and also issue a joint press statement at Hyderabad House around 1 pm.  

The Israeli Prime Minister will pay a visit to President Ram Nath Kovind later in the day.