Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the visit , which marks 25 years since the two countries established diplomatic relations, a “further expression of the state of Israel’s military, economic and diplomatic strength.”
“This is a very significant step in strengthening relations between the two countries,” the Israeli leader said.
“India is a huge country with over 1.25bn people and is one of the world’s largest, growing economies. Ties between Israel and India are on a constant upswing.”
India is the world’s biggest importer of defence equipment, and Israel has become one of its major suppliers.
Israeli media reports that the two countries see more than $1 billion in defence deals each year.