Session on  “India – Israel:  Building a transformational partnership”

Session on

“India – Israel:

Building a transformational partnership”


DATE Friday, January 5, 2018TIME 5:30 PM  – 7:00 PM (Registration: 05:00 PM )LOCATION WWF Auditorium, 172-B, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi- 110003   SPEAKERS Lt Gen Subrata Saha (Retd), Director General, Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) & Principal Advisor, CII
Ambassador Arun K Singh, Former Ambassador of India to the US and Israel
Mr. Shiv Khemka, Member, India Israel CEOs Forum; Member, CII International Council and Vice Chairman, SUN Group (INVITED)MODERATOR Mr. Pramit Pal ChaudhuriForeign Editor of Hindustan Times and Distinguished Fellow & Head, Strategic Affairs, Ananta Aspen Centre


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s forthcoming visit to India in January 2018 will define a new equation between the two countries. The visit, within 6 months of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic trip to Israel this year, indicates the growing significance of the bilateral partnership. As both countries shed their past inhibitions and chart a new way ahead, the trajectory of the relationship is clear and ascendant.

Israel has the opportunity and capability to be part of India’s growth story. While there are existing well-known collaborations between the two countries in defence, there are immense opportunity to harness Israeli technology and innovation to develop critical sectors in India including agriculture, water efficiency; cyberspace and data protection; e-learning and digitalization in all its forms.

The session would discuss the significance of his visit, the opportunities and challenges ahead, and engender a roadmap for strengthening bilateral cooperation in the coming years.

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