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CPI(M) opposes Netanyahu's India visit

12 January 2018, 09:21 | Opal Carroll

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Community Reception Programme in Tel Aviv

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Community Reception Programme in Tel Aviv

During his four-day visit to India next week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will seek to strengthen the Jewish state's ties with the Bollywood film industry, according to media reports. It comes barely six months after Narendra Modi made history by becoming the first ever Indian prime minister to visit Israel.

Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to India comes 15 years after Ariel Sharon came to Delhi in 2003.

Netanyahu's visit comes in the wake of India voting against the U.S. in the United Nations over it recognising Jerusalem as its capital.

The meeting was well attended by Maulana Mahmood Madani, Sirajuddin Quraishi, President India Islamic Culture Centre, John Dayal, Secretary General All India Christian Council, Harcharan Singh Josh, Ashok Bharati Dalit leader, Naveed Hamed, President All India Muslim Majlis Mushavirat and Maulana Niyaz Farooqui member Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind.

In the later part of 2017, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Ahmedabad and held roadshows with Modi while the two leaders inaugurated the bullet train project. "We want to take it to higher level", said Bhaskar. Ties between the two countries have flourished in numerous realms in recent years.

President Xi Jinping holds talks, joint press conference with Macron
During the visit of the French Head of State, several large deals were signed, the value of which was also not publicly announced. Macron said France will continue its involvement in helping to ease the tensions over North Korea.

Israel is looking at enhancing trade ties with India in a major way.

He said aim will be to further boost cooperation in a range of sectors including water, agriculture, scientific research and education.

On January 15, Netanyahu will meet with the Indo-Israeli CEO forum here and address a separate business event.

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".

Official engagements begin on Monday: a guard of honour at Rashtrapati Bhavan, wreath-laying at Rajghat, and meetings with President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu. In Ahmedabad, he will visit Sabarmati Ashram. This is also why I vehemently oppose the exclusion of women [from public affairs].

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