"India imports critical defence technologies from Israel". At the time, Indian media reported that India's Defence Research and Development Organisation planned to develop and produce its own anti-tank missile domestically.
A road show in Gujarat, visit to Agra, a meet-up with Bollywood stars, reviving defence deals, and a much anticipated gift by PM Netanyahu for PM Narendra Modi are the talking points of the visit so far.
PM Netanyahu's visit - he will be accompanied by 130-strong business delegation - is seen to be an effort to build on the July decision taken a year ago to elevate ties to a "strategic partnership" and deepen trade ties between the two countries.
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India, last month, had joined 127 other countries to vote in favour of a resolution opposing the recent decision of US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. "Of course we are not happy when some do not support us", said Mr. Carmon, reminding that Israel had recently supported India's candidate for the International Court of Justice, Judge Dalveer Bhandari.
In 2016, the bilateral trade, excluding defence, between the two countries was around $4billion. The Israeli envoy's statement indicates that Israel may have expected some reciprocity in diplomatic support from India when it came to the United Nations resolution on Jerusalem.
According to official sources here, the visiting dignitary will arrive in New Delhi on Sunday afternoon and would also visit Teen Murti Haifa Chowk, which has been named after the Israel city of Haifa, as a mark of tribute to the history of India-Israel relations. "I am deeply honoured to stand here today to salute the valiant soldiers, who laid down their lives for the liberation of Haifa during the first World War", Modi had written in the visitors' book.
Israel's Saare Tzedek hospital would be signing an agreement with India's ministry of health and family welfare as well. India is Israel's biggest arms market, buying around $1 billion worth of weapons every year. Over 150 corporate leaders will be accompanying the prime minister on the trip.
Mr Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party have not tried "to hide the fact that they find big commonalities between India and Israel", Mr Taneja said. Last year, Israel's 26 Oscar nominees of Hollywood refused to travel to Israel.