Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Israel in the morning today for a three-day visit. During his visit he will hold several bi-lateral talks with Israeli Prime Minister and a “dear friend” of his, Benjamin Netanyahu. This visit of PM Modi has managed to generate a lot of buzz across the globe and the entire world will be following this visit closely, especially Pakistan. PM Modi will also call on the Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit is marking 25 years of relations between the two countries and it is a historic moment as he is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been eagerly awaiting this visit of PM Modi and he had sent out a series of tweets welcoming him a week ago.
Just yesterday the Israeli PM took to Twitter again to welcome PM Modi. He said that he will be joining PM Modi at many events during the visit as it befits the leader of the world’s largest democracy. The world is witnessing the growing friendship between India and Israel and the credit for this goes to PM Modi.
“Israel supports India on terrorism emanating out of Pakistan, hook, line and sinker. But we are not asking for a quid pro quo… the horrors coming from Pakistan…the Lashkar-e-Toiba, the rogue operations from Pakistan. We say that India has the right to defend itself, just like Israel has the right to defend itself. I don’t see a difference between LeT and Hamas. A terrorist is a terrorist is a terrorist,” Mark Sofer, deputy director general in charge of the Asia and Pacific division said on Monday.
Israel has always maintained its stringent stand and zero tolerance for any sort of terrorist activities. Its bold avatar when it comes to taking the terrorists to task is the reason why it is one of the most feared countries in the world. It is also one of the strongest when it comes to defense technology.
As expected, PM Modi received a grand welcome on landing in Israel. He was welcomed by none other than the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Both leaders hugged and embraced each other like close friends meeting each other after a long gap. PM Netanyahu will host a dinner for PM Modi at his official residence. Watch how he was welcomed by PM Netanyahu in the video below.