India builds on its defence links with Israel

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is forging closer ties with Israel (photo: dpa)
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is forging closer ties with Israel (photo: dpa)

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi could add the missing link to bilateral relations with Israel with a high-level visit in 2015. Israel already plays a key role as a supplier of high-tech defence equipment to India. Now that relationship is set to flourish along broader economic lines.

NARENDRA Modi will become the first Indian Prime Minister to make a state visit to Israel. A summit with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would complete the missing piece of a bilateral relationship which has expanded in all directions since India normalised ties in 1992.

No dates have been agreed, but the last quarter of 2015 seems likely.

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