In July a year ago, Modi visited Israel as the first Indian Prime Minister since the establishment of bilateral ties in 1992.
Asked whether purchase of Spike anti-tank guided missiles Z$I*(ATGMs) from Israel through the government-to-government (G-to-G) route will be discussed during Netanyahu's visit, Bhaskar refused to give a direct reply. This serves our security, economic, trade and tourism interests, as well as many other areas. "This is a great blessing for the State of Israel".
Just before leaving for India, Israeli PM expressed his keenness to strengthen bilateral relations with India.
The operation, carried out by Indian soldiers on September 23, 1918, attacked the joint Ottoman, German and Austro-Hungarian force that had fortified Haifa, The Hindu reported.
His itinerary includes visits to Gujarat and Mumbai. He will hold formal bilateral talks with Modi on Monday.
It is expected that several Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) will be signed for cooperation in oil and gas, renewable energy, amended protocol for airports, cyber security, and co-production of films and documentaries between the two countries.
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In Gujarat, both the Prime Ministers will visit the Center of Excellence in Vadrad and inaugurate Center of Excellence for date palms in Bhuj. The minister will also attend an event at the International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology (iCreate).
Modi - who will accompany Netanyahu for large parts of his five-day tour - embraced the Israeli prime minister on the tarmac before the pair set off to pay homage at a war memorial in the Indian capital. "The visit will focus on the progress made between India and Israel since Prime Minister Modi's visit to Israel last summer, and on shaping the next 25 years of relations between our countries and our peoples".
Netanyahu, accompanied by his wife Sara, would be travelling to Agra to see the Taj Mahal on Tuesday and return to Delhi to participate in the Raisina Dialogue.
India last month had joined 127 other countries to vote in the United Nations General Assembly in favour of a resolution opposing the recent decision of U.S. president Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Pranab Mukherjee was the first President of India to visit Israel in 2015.