Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was warmly greeted on his arrival at New Delhi airport Sunday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who welcomed him as “my friend who has come for a historic and important visit to India.” During Netanyahu’s six day visit to India, the two leaders are to hold talks on strategic relations, defense and expanded trade. He will also meet president Ram Nath Kovind and visit Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Agra. On Monday, he will meet with the Indo-Israeli CEO forum in New Delhi and address a separate business event. PM Modi was the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel last July.
PM Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu went straight to the Teen Murti Chow to attend a ceremony for formally renaming the monument as Teen Murti Haifa Chowk in honor of the Israeli port town. This monument commemorates the Hyderabad, Jodhpur and Mysore Lancers who were part of the 15 Imperial Service Cavalry Brigade which liberated Haifa on Sept. 23, 1918.