Tel Aviv – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become first ever dignitary to visit Israel. He was warmly welcomed at Tel Aviv airport on his arrival Tuesday morning.
Modi, who recently said India and the Jewish state share a “deep and centuries-old” connection, is expected to agree on military and cybersecurity deals.
He is not expected to travel to Ramallah or meet Palestinian leaders, as visiting dignitaries often do.
The visit is seen by some as a turning point on India’s position on Israel.
Modi called the visit “ground-breaking” as he was met at the airport byIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. They will have dinner this evening ahead of formal talks on Wednesday.