Narendra Modi has created history by becoming the first Prime Minister of India to visit the Jewish nation. Mr. Modi, who arrived in Israel on Tuesday, will be staying in the country till Thursday.
“I begin a historic visit to Israel, a very special partner of India’s… As the first Indian prime minister to do so, I am greatly looking forward to this unprecedented visit that will bring our two countries and people closer,” Mr. Modi said in a statement on Monday.
“I look forward to holding extensive talks with my friend, @IsraeliPM @netanyahu, who shares a commitment for vibrant India-Israel ties,” he tweeted.
In Israel, he met President Reuven Ruvi Rivlin and will address the CEOs of the two countries as well as the Indian diaspora. He will visit the Yad Vashem Memorial Museum to honour the memory of the victims of the holocaust that counts among the greatest tragedies in human history. He will also pay his respects to the courageous Indian soldiers who laid down their lives during the liberation of Haifa in 1918.