Monday, February 05, 2018

India and Israel: Strategic Partners on the Move

By S. Samuel C. Rajiv

PM Modi and PM Netanyahu at Olga Beach, July 6, 2017, photo by Kobi Gideon GPO via Flickr CC

BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 728

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: India and Israel elevated their bilateral relationship to that of a “strategic partnership” in July 2017. While agriculture and opportunities for cooperation in the innovation economy hogged the limelight during both the prime ministerial visits, the defense/security peg of the partnership continues to have the greatest traction. The two countries hope to take it forward with an ambitious agenda that includes joint manufacturing as well as joint research and development.

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