Israeli President Reuven Rivlin arrived in New Delhi yesterday for a six-day visit to India.
He is the first Israeli head to have visited India in the past 20 years. Indeed, a positive sign when it comes to the partnership between the two nations. The last Israeli president to visit India was Ezer Weizman, in January 1997.
Rivlin is accompanied by a large business delegation and his itinerary includes Agra, Karnal, Chandigarh and Mumbai.
In a joint press meet today, Israel and India reflected upon their growing proximity and decided to further "broad-base" their defence partnership and intensify cooperation in combating radicalisation and extremism, while calling upon global community to act tough against terror networks and States harbouring them.
Here are some pictures:
New Delhi: Israel President Reuven Rivlin on his arrival at AFS Palam for a six-day visit to India, in New Delhi on Monday. PTI
A warm welcome
Israel President Reuven Rivlin being received by Union Minister for Science and Technology, Harsh Vardhan on his arrival at AFS Palam in New Delhi on Monday.
Israel's bond with India will be sealed by this Presidential visit.
A friendly wave
Reuven Rivlin is the first Israeli head of state to visit India in the past 20 years.
Ties to behold
India and Israel today decided to further "broad-base" their already close defence partnership and intensify cooperation in combating radicalisation and extremism.