Ajit Doval lays groundwork for PM Modi's Israel visit in June

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his two-day visit to the Jewish nation and laid the groundwork for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Tel Aviv in June this year.
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India TV News Desk New Delhi 03 Mar 2017, 08:18 PM

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his two-day visit to the Jewish nation and laid the groundwork for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Tel Aviv in June this year.

Recognising the importance of Ajit Doval’s Tel Aviv visit, Netanyahu’s office tweeted a photo of his meeting Doval in Tel Aviv. 

"PM Netanyahu met with Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval as part of the preparations for Indian PM @NarendraModi's visit to Israel," the tweet said. 

"PM Netanyahu met with Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval as part of the preparations for Indian PM @NarendraModi's visit to Israel," the tweet said. 

Israeli envoy to India Daniel Carmon also tweeted about Doval's visit, terming it a "short but very important visit". 

The upcoming visit of Modi, the first ever by an Indian Prime Minister to Israel, comes as both countries celebrate 25 years of diplomatic ties. 

Rivlin was the first Israeli head of state to visit India in nearly 20 years. The last Israeli president to visit India was Ezer Weizman, in January 1997. 

The Israeli President's visit followed that by President Pranab Mukherjee's Israel trip in 2015 -- which marked the highest level visit from India since 1992, since establishment of diplomatic ties by the P.V. Narasimha Rao government. 

Since the upgradation of relations in 1992, defence and agriculture have been the main pillars of bilateral engagement, with other areas such as science and technology, education and homeland security also important areas of cooperation. 

Some major defence deals are expected to be inked between the two sides during Modi's visit. 

(With IANS inputs)

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