India Israel MoU signed

MoUs/Agreements signed during the visit of Prime Minister of Israel to India


Benjamin Netanyahu
Benjamin Netanyahu
I arrived in India with the biggest delegation of business leaders that has ever joined an Israeli PM on an official visit. The goal: to deepen the economic ties between India and Israel. Prime Minister @narendramodi, thank you for believing in Israel just as we believe in India.

Hon’ble Prime Minister Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to India from 14 to 19 January 2018 closes a momentous twenty fifth anniversary year of India-Israel relationship and its growing partnership. The summit level meetings between the Republic of India and the State of Israel that commenced with Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s historic visit to Israel from 4 to 6 July 2017, have further strengthened the bonds between the two governments and peoples and have consolidated the foundation for their Strategic Partnership.

The two Prime Ministers share a common vision for the relationship. They believe that in the next twenty-five years the two respective countries should strive to raise bilateral cooperation in diverse sectors to a qualitatively new level in consonance with our Strategic Partnership.

Both sides are working together on a Five Year Joint Work Plan for strategic cooperation in Agriculture and Water. Both sides also agreed to deepen cooperation in innovation, business and trade, space, homeland security and cyber, higher education and research, science and technology, tourism and culture. The two prime ministers noted with satisfaction the commencement and implementation of India-Israel development cooperation – three-year work programme in Agriculture (2018-2020) under the stewardship of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MASHAV) and the Ministry of Agriculture of India aimed at increasing farmers’ productivity and optimization of water use efficiency.

The two Prime Ministers were apprised of state of progress on the twenty-eight Centres of Excellence that are being jointly established in different States of India, and noted with satisfaction that seven more Centres of Excellence have become operational in the last six months since the visit of the Prime Minister of India to Israel. The two Prime Ministers will be visiting Centre of Excellence in Vadrad, Gujarat and will inaugurate the Centre of Excellence in Bhuj, Gujarat, during this visit.

The two Prime Ministers commended the decision of the respective Ministries of Science and Technology to commence nine joint R&D projects in the areas of big data analytics in health care and security in cyber space, in pursuance of their decision in July 2017 to upgrade scientific and technological collaboration.

List of MoUs/Agreements signed during the visit of Prime Minister of Israel to India

S. No.

MoU / Agreement / LoI

Exchanged by

Indian side

Israeli side


MoU on Cyber Security Cooperation between India and Israel

Shri Vijay Gokhale, Secretary (ER)

Mr. Yuval Rotem, Director General, MoFA, Government of Israel


MoU between the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and the Ministry of Energy on Cooperation in Oil and Gas Sector

Shri Vijay Gokhale, Secretary (ER)

Mr. Daniel Carmon, Ambassador of Israel to India


Protocol between India and Israel on Amendments to theAir Transport Agreement

Shri Rajiv Nayan Choubey, Secretary, Civil Aviation

Mr. Daniel Carmon, Ambassador of Israel to India


Agreement on Film-co-production between India and Israel

Shri N. K. Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

Mr. Daniel Carmon, Ambassador of Israel to India


MoU between the Central Council for Research in Homeopathy, Ministry of AYUSH and the Centre for Integrative Complementary Medicine, Shaare Zedek Medical Center on Cooperation in the field of Research inHomeopathic Medicine

Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH

Mr. Daniel Carmon, Ambassador of Israel to India


MoU between Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) and the Technion- Israel Institute of Technology for cooperation in the field ofspace

Dr. V. K. Dadhwal, Director of IIST

Mr. Daniel Carmon, Ambassador of Israel to India


Memorandum of Intent between Invest India and Invest in Israel

Shri Deepak Bagla, Managing Director & CEO, Invest India

Mr. Daniel Carmon, Ambassador of Israel to India


Letter of Intent between IOCL and Phinergy Ltd. For cooperation in the area of metal-air batteries

Shri Sanjiv Singh, Chairman, IOCL

Mr. Daniel Carmon, Ambassador of Israel to India


Letter of Intent between IOCL and Yeda Research and Development Co Ltd for cooperation in the area of concentrated solar thermal technologies

Yashas Chandra win

Yashas Chandra wins Pre Qualifying III, twenty-five players qualify for Final Stage


Kensville Golf & Country Club, Ahmedabad, January 15, 2018: Mysuru-based amateur Yashas Chandra M S (64-70) won the PGTI’s Pre Qualifying III for the 2018 season as he topped the leaderboard at 10-under-134 at the end of the second and final round.


A total of 25 players qualified from Pre Qualifying III for the Final Qualifying Stage as five players were tied in 21st position when the cut was declared at three-over-147 at the Kensville Golf & Country Club near Ahmedabad.


Yashas Chandra’s second round of two-under-70 featured five birdies and three bogeys.


Gurgaon’s Lakshya Dev Mudgil (73-67) finished a distant second at four-under-140.


All the qualifiers from the Pre Qualifying Stage will now join the 49 exempt players in the Final Stage which is scheduled to be held from January 17 – 20, 2018, at theKensville Golf & Country Club. The 72-hole Final Stage event will feature a field of 131 players.

The top 80 and ties will make the halfway cut after two rounds of the Final Stage. At the end of the Final Stage, the top 36 players will earn their full cards for the 2018 PGTI season.

Arbaaz Khan starring ‘Nirdosh’ will bring Back Gripping Entertainers!


   Nirdosh starring Arbaaz Khan, Manjari Fadnis, Ashmit Patel, Maheck Chahal and Mukul Dev is the talk of the town since the entire cast was witnessed in Delhi. Arbaaz Khan along with the cast interacted with media and revealed the details of his upcoming flick. Nirdosh is Bollywood’s first suspect thriller and it promises to be one of the most entertaining films so far.

As per the details revealed by the cast, Nirdosh is a story of Gautam Grover (Ashmit Patel) and his wife Shinaya Grover (Manjari Fadnis) who live in Mumbai and has a picture-perfect family. Gautam is shocked when Mumbai police arrest his wife Shinaya on a murder charge. Court grants remand of three days for Shinaya. A strict officer in crime branch- Inspector Lokhande (Arbaaz Khan) is given the charge of the case. During police interrogation, Arbaaz’s character investigates and unfolds the truth.

Producer Pradeep Rangwani is all excited about his first Bollywood venture and he is sure that the movie will bring back the age of edge-of-the-seat entertainers in Bollywood that will hold the audience’s attention until the end.

Well, for teh same, Director Pradeep Rangwani says “There are lots of twists and turns in the story. All the characters seem to have layers as the story moves ahead. Every character has a different story to tell which keeps the guessing game on. ”

The film is produced by UV films and directed by Pradeep Rangwani and Subroto Paul, slated to release worldwide on 19th January 2018.

Army : 7 Pak soldiers killed

As India celebrates its 70th Army Day, reports coming say that the Indian Army has carried out “retaliatory action” against Pakistan killing 7 soldiers and injuring 4 others in forward areas along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. Details awaited on this story.

Just this morning, security forces foiled an infiltration bid near the Line of Control in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, killing five Jaish-e-Mohammad militants. A defence spokesman said that five militants were killed.Earlier, Director General of Police S P Vaid said four JeM militants were killed at Dulanja in Uri sector in a joint operation by the Army, police and other security forces.

Army chief General Bipin Rawat said today that the Pakistan Army has been continuously trying to help terrorists sneak into India along the LoC in J&K. “We are using our might to teach them a lesson.  We will keep effectively retaliating to any provocative action by Pakistan. If we are forced, then we may resort to ‘other action’ by stepping up military offensive. We will not let anti-India activities succeed at any cost,” General Rawat said.

He also called out China saying disputes along the Line of Actual Control in the northern border (China) are continuing and transgressions are taking place. “We are working to stop them,” he said. Rediff

PM Netanyahu in India


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, along with his wife Sara, were granted a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan ahead of his delegation level talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

PM Netanyahu was given a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan this morning. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among those present during the ceremony. Talking to reporters after the ceremony, Israel Prime Minister said, his visit to New Delhi is the dawn of a new era in the friendship between India and Israel.

PM Mr Netanyahu said it began with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic visit to Israel that created tremendous enthusiasm. Mr Netanyahu said it continues with his visit to India. He added that the flourishing partnership can bring prosperity, peace and progress for the people of both the countries.

Later, PM Mr Netanyahu laid a wreath at Mahatma Gandhi’s Samadhi at Raj Ghat. It is the first visit of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to India. He yesterday arrived on a six-day visit. India, Israel likely to sign 8 MoUs today.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding delegation-level talks with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu in New Delhi. During the talks, both the leaders will discuss host of issues including defence cooperation, trade, innovation, counter terrorism, agriculture and water harvesting. Several MoUs are expected to be signed in different areas after the talks. Mr Netanyahu will also call on President Ram Nath Kovind in the evening.