relation between India-Israel
PM Narendra Modi & PM Benjamin Netanyahu


It’s been 25 years since 1992 to the strong bonding of the relation between India-Israel. This relation refers to the bilateral ties between these two nations.

Both nations have a boundless economic, strategic & military relationship. 

As India is the largest buyer of Israeli military equipment and Israel is the second-largest defense supplier to India after Russia. 

Military and strategic ties between the two nations extend to intelligence sharing on terrorist groups and joint military training.

Prime Minister of Israel Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Mrs. Sara Netanyahu arrives at New Delhi airport on Sunday(14-01-2018) on their six-day visit to India.

And this meetup of these two nations has finalized several deals and agreement for the development. 

India and Israel have signed deals and agreements, including the areas of cybersecurity and oil and gas.


  • MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) on Cyber Security Cooperation between India and Israel.
  • MoU between the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and the Ministry of Energy on Cooperation in Oil and Gas Sector.
  • The protocol between India and Israel on Amendments to the Air Transport Agreement.
  • Agreement on Film-co-production between India and Israel.
  • MoU between the Central Council for Research in Homeopathy.
  • Ministry of AYUSH and the Centre for Integrative Complementary Medicine, Shaare Zedek.
  • Medical Center on Cooperation in the field of Research in Homeopathic Medicine.
  • MoU between Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST). and  Technion- Israel Institute of Technology for cooperation in the field of space.
  • Memorandum of Intent between Invest India and Invest in Israel.
  • Letter of Intent between IOCL and Phinergy Ltd. For cooperation in the area of metal-air batteries.
  • Letter of Intent between IOCL and Yeda Research and Development Co Ltd for cooperation in the area of concentrated solar thermal technologies


  • Ezer Weizman became the first Israeli President to visit India in 1997.
  • In 2000, L.K Advani became the first Indian minister to visit the state of Israel.
  •  Ariel Sharon was the first Israeli Prime Minister to visit India. In the year 2003.
  • In early 2006 Indian government ministers Sharad Pawar, Kapil Sibal, and Kamal Nath visited Israel.
  • Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi visited Israel in October 2006.
  • Foreign Minister SM Krishna made a two-day visit to Israel in 2012.
  • Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited Israel in November 2014. 
  • For the observation of Israel’s border security arrangements.
  • In February 2015 Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon came to India.
  • In his visit, he participated in Aero India 2015. He met his Indian counterpart, and Indian PM as well.
  • Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj visited Israel in January 2016.
  • She visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem.
  • Mrs. Swaraj met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin, members of the cabinet, and Indian Jewish communities in Israel.
  • Israeli President Reuven Rivlin visited India for a week-long state visit in November 2016. 
  • In July 2017, Narendra Modi became the first ever Indian Prime Minister to visit Israel.
  • Prime Minister Modi did not visit Palestine at the same time, breaking from convention.
  • In January 2018, a highly televised visit of Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara to India took place.
  • Netanyahu and India’s prime minister Modi exchanged applauses.
  • Netanyahu, accompanied by a 130-member delegation. 
  • To increase exports to India by 25 percent over the three years.
  • Israel is to invest $68.6 million in areas including tourism, technology, agriculture, and innovation over a period of four years.

“Despite India’s vote against Israel & US on Jerusalem issue in United Nations, the month before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s scheduled visit to India.

Netanyahu with his delegates pleasantly arrives at New Delhi airport.

The six days visit to India has proven that these two nations are really maintaining a strong bonding of relationship on the diplomatic ground”.