Friday, July 07, 2017

In Israel, Modi Announces Direct Flights to India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced the inauguration of a flight service to Tel Aviv from Delhi and Mumbai.

Speaking at an event for the Indian community in Israel, Modi also promised to ease requirements for Israeli military veterans of Indian heritage to receive Overseas Citizen of India and Person of Indian Origin cards, The Times of India reported.

Modi makes a point of holding large gatherings of Indians when he travels abroad, and has held similar events in New York, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and Australia.

Modi met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin earlier in the day, saying he "welcomed me so warmly, he broke protocol. This is a mark of respect for the people of India."

Modi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also signed seven agreements in fields including space, agriculture, and water conservation. The two met with Moshe Holtzberg, whose parents were killed in a 2008 terror assault on a Jewish center in Mumbai.
05/07/17 The Israeli Project

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