In a historic development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday landed in Israel making it the first visit ever by an Indian Prime Minister to the country. Modi will undertake a three-day trip to the Jewish nation till July 6 before travelling to Hamburg in Germany to attend the G-20 Summit.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received Modi at the airport and announced that he would "accompany the Indian prime minister at many events during his visit as befits the leader of the largest democracy in the world".
In a special gesture, he said 'Aapka swagat hai mere dost' (Welcome to Israel, my friend) while greeting him. Modi, on the other hand, emphasised that he was honoured to be the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Israel.
Modi and Netanyahu will discuss common challenges like terrorism and ways to boost the economic ties. This year, India and Israel are marking 25 years of their diplomatic relations.
Here are some of the things he'll do in Israel :
This is what he had tweeted a day before:
From boosting economic ties to furthering people-to-people interactions, my Israel visit has a wide range of programmes.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 3, 2017