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India could revive missile megadeal with Israel - navy

India could revive missile megadeal with Israel - navy

The commitment is in addition to the India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund of Dollars 40 million over five years with equal contribution from both sides that has already been agreed between the two sides, deputy director general of Israel's Foreign Ministry, Gilad Cohen, had told PTI.

Speaking to a gathering of foreign journalists on Wednesday evening, Netanyahu said he was disappointed that India voted in favor of the resolution at the UN General Assembly condemning the USA decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The prime minister went on to say, "I don't think the vote materially changes the recent flowering of relations between Israel and India, and everybody can see that".

Describing the backdrop of votes at the United Nations as "dynamic" and the United Nations itself as "a vibrant theatre where many things are happening", Carmon said "If the question is, will it influence the relationship, I don't think it can influence the relationship".

The Barak missiles made by Rafael Advanced Defence Systems are to be used for India's first aircraft carrier which is under construction.

The Indian army and the government are discussing ways to revive a $500 million order to buy Spike anti-tank guided missiles from Israel's state-owned defense contractor Rafael, military chief Bipin Rawat said on Friday. In addition, the defence ministry last week announced cancellation of a deal for Spike anti-tank missiles, a decision that was judged to be most ill-timed.

Netanyahu will be accompanied by a 130-member delegation drawn from the cyber and agriculture sectors as well as from defence.

Speaking to the media, Ambassador of Israel Daniel Carmon indicated that Israel and India maintained an "all-weather friendship" and that discussion on a bilateral Free Trade Agreement was under way.

"I do not want to elaborate on defence issues". India is Israel's largest weapons market, and according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the Jewish state sold $599 million worth of arms to India in 2016. In April a year ago the two countries signed a military deal worth almost $2 billion, which includes the supply of medium-range surface-to-air missiles, launchers and communications technology.

Astros trade for Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole, reports says
This trade increases Cole's upside in the wins department, but the move to the American League may offset those potential gains. Cole has also completed 734 strikeouts, with the most occurring in the 2015 season (202 strike outs).

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Israel last July in the first such trip by a holder of his office.

"The visit will include New Delhi, Gujarat and Mumbai", it said.

On January 15, Netanyahu will meet the Indo-Israeli CEO forum here and address a separate business event.

"You can imagine the effect that would have on our tourism, on Israel's exposure".

Netanyahu will arrive here on January 14 on a six-day visit.

"It's no secret that the two leaders enjoy very clear chemistry, good and intimate relations", Cohen said.

They were among at least 195 dead and 295 wounded in a 60-hour siege of multiple targets, including luxury hotels and a railway station.


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