Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu ideological soul-mates: CPI(M) opposes Israeli PM's visit

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Modi would be accompanying Netanyahu to Gujarat on Wednesday where he will be welcomed in the same fashion as Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was with a "road show" in Ahmedabad.

Prime Minister Netanyahu will hold meetings in New Delhi with President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj. Series of business events have been lined up as Netanyahu makes a return visit after PM Narendra Modi visited Israel previous year.

Bhaskar parried a directly reply when asked about the reported revival of talks on India's purchase of 8,000 Spike anti-tank missiles from Israel that was cancelled last week. "I am sure you will be updated on that". "This visit is actually visit accomplishment of 25 years of ties".

When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu begins his six days visit to India on January 14, he will be accompanied by a large business delegation.

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Foreign minister Asif was more vocal in his response when he tweeted "History teaches us not to blindly trust the United States ". On Monday, in his first tweet of 2018, Trump said Pakistan offers the USA nothing but "lies and deceit".

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

The piece says that contrary to Mr. Modi's support for the Israeli occupation, people of India have always stood in solidarity with the Palestinian people and against Israeli aggression: "The coalition headed by Netanyahu is the most right-wing government that Israel has had". They will also visit the iCreate innovation campus and centre.

A packed schedule on Thursday for the Israeli Prime Minister in Mumbai would include a "power breakfast" with Indian business leaders, a business seminar, attending two memorial services for the victims of Mumbai terror attacks at the Taj hotel and Nariman House and finally a gala event with Bollywood actors, directors and producers.

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