State governments in India, apart from the Centre, have also been active in reaching out to Israel for help and assistance in agriculture and water management and the efforts are expected to intensify after the visit. Indian exports to Israel have averaged $800 million annually over the past ten years. Israeli media have reported that the two countries see more than Dollars 1 billion in defence deals each year. The missile system includes both, Medium Range-Surface to Air Missiles as well as Long Range-Surface to Air Missiles. He asserted that India has not progressed as much as it should have. "I look forward, through you, to saying hello to all of the people of Israel", he said in a special interview with Channel 2 News at his official residence in New Delhi. Both seek to strengthen what they see as a more authentic national identity - Hindutva in India, Judaism in Israel - while maintaining a robust democracy.
Milee Ashwarya, editor-in-chief for the commercial and business divisions at PRH India and the publisher of the book, said, "In a rare and unique initiative, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has chose to directly address the state of the students through this book".
Mr. Zongyi said that he was of the view that India was anxious that China and the USA were likely to reach an agreement to "co-govern" the Asia-Pacific region, and therefore, the Modi government "urgently needed to reassure itself on Trump's stance toward India and attempted to make the US-Indian relationship distinctive and special". Those dreaming of a Hindu Rashtra are enamoured of Israel's sway on global relations, on the question of Palestine, as well as its suppression of political insurgency with clinical precision.
That said, India is home to a major population of Jewish expats, who are happy in this land of multiculturalism and multiple religions. His parents were killed in the attack when he was two-year-old.
Modi will not travel to Ramallah, the seat of the Palestinian Authority and a customary stop for visiting leaders trying to maintain a balance in political ties.
After landing on July 4, Modi will have his official engagements, including bilateral talks with Netanyahu and a call on President Rivlin, the next day.
Though defence is an important area of cooperation, Kapoor said it will be the areas of development that will be under focus during Modi's historic visit. Mr Modi said, the three-month programme of Assistant Secretaries, which is now into its third year, will have a great impact. He termed as "very unfortunate" India's decision to abstain from voting at the UN Human Rights Council which found that Israel had committed war crimes.
Stage is set for India acquiring state-of-the-art predator drones with the U.S. state department issuing the necessary licence for the export of 22 Guardian drones to India, days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump met at the White House for the first time.