During PM Modi’s visit to meet with PM Netanyahu in Israel later this year, he is not scheduled for a courtesy stopover in the Palestinian territories.
– India’s Hindustan Times editorial also writes, Israel is “uniquely in the world, a partner in the development of India’s nuclear arsenal” and “strategically more trusted by India than any other country.”
By Erez Linn and Israel Hayom Staff
India’s Hindustan Times published an editorial on Monday praising Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intentions to strengthen overt ties with Israel.
Modi is expected to visit Israel later this year in a historic trip the newspaper says reflects the “sea change that has taken place between India and Israel” since the countries formalized relations in 1992.
The editorial said there was no point in further concealing the extent of relations between the countries in recent years, and Israel is “now one of the three largest suppliers of arms and weapons to India, a major source of assistance in the country’s counterterrorism programs and, uniquely in the world, a partner in the development of India’s nuclear arsenal.”
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This alone “would indicate Israel has become strategically more trusted by India than any other country in the world,” the editorial said.
It also said there had been recent signals that Modi will break with diplomatic tradition and will not include a stopover in the Palestinian territories in his visit to the region.
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