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Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu to visit India for talks with PM Narendra Modi

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has indicated that the work to receive the Israel prime minister is underway and the date "is being worked out".

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Benjamin Netanyahu may arrive on February 11, sources say
  • This is Netanyahu's second visit in a little over a year after his last visit to New Delhi
  • Netanyahu visited New Delhi on January 15 last year

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit India in February for a second meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This is Netanyahu's second visit in a little over a year after his last visit to New Delhi.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has indicated that the work to receive the Israel prime minister is underway and the date "is being worked out".

The sources have said that Benjamin Netanyahu may arrive on February 11. The date has not been officially confirmed.

"We have agreed to receive the Israeli PM for a short working visit. The date is being worked out," MEA said.

Netanyahu visited New Delhi on January 15 last year during the course of which India and Israel signed nine agreements, including in the areas of cyber security and oil and gas.

Israeli National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat recently visited India and met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During Ben-Shabbat's visit, Netanyahu spoke to Modi over the phone and planned the upcoming visit.