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Muslim bodies oppose Netanyahu's visit to India

Muslim bodies oppose Netanyahu's visit to India

"According to the tentative schedule, Modi and Netanyahu would first visit the Sabarmati Ashram on their arrival here on January 17".

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu will be on a six-day visit to India from coming Sunday.

Ahead of the visit, Israel's Ambassador Daniel Carmon said, "The Prime Minister's visit to India is the grand finale to the celebrations of 25 years of Growing Partnership between India and Israel".

The bilateral trades between the two countries is 5 billion United States dollar.

The commitment is in addition to the India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund of Dollars 40 million over five years with equal contribution from both sides that has already been agreed between the two sides, deputy Director General of Israel's Foreign Ministry, Gilad Cohen, told PTI.

Benjamin Netanyahu will deliver the keynote address at the Raisina Dialogue organised by the Observer Research Foundation on January 16, and then travel to Ahmedabad with Modi. Modi, along with Japanese premier Shinzo Abe, had held a joint roadshow in September. Both the leaders are likely to visit Sabarmati Ashram, abode of Mahatma Gandhi.




There will be a business meet in Gujarat.

In Gujarat, the Indian and Israeli Prime Ministers will visit the Center of Excellence in Vadrad and inaugurate a Center of Excellence for date palms in Bhuj via video conference. The two leaders will also be witnessing several innovative technologies in the field of water, agriculture and health at iCreate and visit a Centre of Excellence.

The Israeli prime minister will have a number of engagements in Mumbai on January 18. It was in Mumbai that Chabad house had come under attack during the terror attacks in 2008.

18, Netanyahu and his wife Sara will attend an event in Mumbai titled "Shalom Bollywood", at which they will meet many important Indian cinema figures. This is being done to invite the Bollywood to shoot films in Israel.

Informed sources in Jerusalem said that this relates to sharing of knowledge in the field of homoeopathy and ayurveda that have been gaining popularity in Israel over the last few years.