PM Modi Becomes first Indian PM To Visit Israel And Here Is how excited people are about this visit of Modi

Narendra Modi will become the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel when he arrives on Tuesday.

Mr Modi, who recently said India and the Jewish state share a “deep and centuries-old” connection, is expected to agree military and cyber security deals.

Observers note he will not travel to Ramallah or meet Palestinian leaders, as visiting dignitaries often do.

The visit is seen by some as a turning point on India’s position on Israel.

For years, Israel and India have been working closely together on counter-terrorism and defence issues and India has been a regular customer of arms from the Jewish state.

Working to modernise its military to counter China and Pakistan, India is now Israel’s biggest arms market, thought to be worth about $1bn (£770m) per year, according to Reuters news agency.

This is an historic first visit b an Indian PM to Israel in 70 years; it attests to the fact that our relations with India became closer
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The co-operation ranges from a jointly built air defence system to India buying drones, radar, cyber security and communication systems.

Aside from defence deals, the two countries also want to expand co-operation in other areas, notably Israel helping India to improve agricultural productivity and food security.

#ModiInIsrael trends of twitter and here is how people tweeted about it: