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QUESTION NO.658 VISIT OF ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER TO INDIA

February 08, 2018

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.658
TO BE ANSWERED ON 08.02.2018

VISIT OF ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER TO INDIA

658. DR. T. SUBBARAMI REDDY:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) the main points in the comprehensive talks Israeli Prime Minister (PM) had with our PM during his recent visit to India;

(b) the details of bilateral agreements signed between India and Israel during the visit; and

(c) the details of defence and strategic partnership agreement signed between the two countries and in the field of indigenous development of missile?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
(SHRI M. J. AKBAR)

(a) & (b) Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel visited India from 14-19 January, 2018. He was accompanied by a business delegation of more than 100 members. During the visit, both the sides held extensive discussions on various areas of mutual interest viz. agriculture, water, science & technology, cyber, energy, trade & investment, defence & security and air connectivity. Both the sides decided to exchange a hundred member youth delegation in the science stream. During the visit, nine MoUs/Agreements/ Memorandum/ Letters of intent were signed in the fields of cyber, air transport, Film co-production, energy, homeopathy and space.(c) No such agreement was signed during the visit.

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