Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu set to arrive in India today

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Asked whether Baby Moshe, the Israeli child who lost his parents in the 2008 terror attack on a Jewish centre in Mumbai, will be part of Netanyahu's delegation or whether Moshe will attend Jewish community event, Bhaskar said finer details of the Israeli PM's visit were still being worked out.

Prime Minister of Israel will also call on President Ram Nath Kovind during his stay in New Delhi.

In July a year ago, Modi visited Israel as the first Indian Prime Minister since the establishment of bilateral ties in 1992.

The chowk, a war memorial, has three life-size bronze statues representing the Hyderabad, Jodhpur and Mysore Lancers, who won the Battle of Haifa for the 15 Imperial Service Cavalry Brigade during World War I. Netanyahu's trip to India is the first by an Israeli prime minister in over a decade.

Netanyahu's first official meeting will be with external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj.

Israeli Ambassador to India Daniel Carmon on Friday down played India's stand at the UN General Assembly over the U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in place of Tel Aviv, saying New Delhi's view "cannot influence" Indo-Israel ties.

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Giving utmost importance to relations with India, he said "We are strengthening ties between Israel and this important global power".

The visiting dignitary, on Monday, will be given a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan which will be followed by the wreath laying at the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi.

The visit by Israeli PM comes a little more than six months after Narendra Modi visited the Jewish state.

Modi's meeting with Netanyahu in Jerusalem in July past year saw India and Israel upgrading bilateral relations to a strategic partnership with special focus on agriculture and water.

In Gujarat, both the Prime Ministers will visit the Center of Excellence in Vadrad and inaugurate Center of Excellence for date palms in Bhuj.

His itinerary includes visits to Gujarat and Mumbai. He said the Indian prime minister will host Netanyahu in his home state and termed it as an "important gesture". Touching upon the trade and business aspects of Netanyahu's visit, Carmon said a 130-strong delegation of businessmen involved in technologies related to agriculture, water, cyber, defence industries, food processing, will accompany the Israeli leader.

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