Welcome to our special page which not only celebrates the historic arrival of Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi to Israel, but also the 1,000 years of Jewish history in that great nation.
Many do not realize that Jews, who were treated deplorably in most countries of the world during their 2000 year diaspora, lived in noted harmony and prosperity in India.
The aim of this page is mainly to spread knowledge of these deep ties, of the Jewish people’s debt to Hindu society, and to help further this special connection of the people of India and Israel into the modern era.
India-Israel Ties: Not Just About Defense
By Tridivesh Singh Maini
India’s blooming relationship with Israel also encompasses trade, agriculture, technology, and tourism.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel in July 2017, in a year which marks the 25th anniversary of diplomatic ties, will be closely observed, not just in the two national capitals, but far beyond. That’s only fitting, since Modi’s trip will have significant ramifications.
Even though India and Israel established diplomatic relations 25 years ago, Modi’s visit is the first by an Indian prime minister to Israel. Modi’s planned trip follows a similar visit by the president of India in 2015 and a reciprocal visit to India by Israel’s president in 2016.
In the past 25 years, the divergence between both countries has been considerably reduced, for a number of reasons. Improvement in India’s ties with the United States, along with the reduction of tensions between Arab states and Israel in recent years, are of course significant factors. The India-Israel bilateral relationship has witnessed massive strides, and not just in the most-watched area of defense. Trade is estimated at $5 billion (not including defense agreements) and Israeli foreign direct investment (FDI) in India over the past decade and a half (between 2000-2016) is estimated at over $100 billion. Cooperation in other spheres, like agriculture and education, has also witnessed a significant rise.
Please enjoy these videos which show not only the strong ties between our countries, but the rich, loving connection between our people!
The story of the Jewish people living and welcomed now for a 1,000 years!
Fascinating Speech by Major General G.D. Bakshi on General Jacob and the siege of Dhaka
Tribute Paid to Gen. JFR Jacob, 1971 War Hero
The story of how Israel helped India in the 1999 Kargil Conflict
India & Israel Are Developing Next Generation Missiles Together
India has endorsed an arrangement to work together with Israel at developing a medium range surface-to-air rocket (MR-SAM) for the Army. These Army cooperation plans are valued at billions of dollars and signify a major step-up in India – Israel cooperation.
India & Israel, Two Ancient Civilizations Working Together to Protect Themselves
While India Suffers From Extreme Water Shortages, Israel is There to Help
Israel Economy Minister Bennett Shares Start-Up Lessons with Indian Students