Benjamin Netanyahu in India LIVE Updates: The Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu on his fifth day of India tour attended a breakfast meet in the company of select Indian CEOs like Anand Mahindra, Ajay Piramal, Adi Godrej, and Chanda Kochhar in Mumbai. Following the meet, Netanyahu also attendean a India-Israel business seminar at the Taj Hotel that was also attended by Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis. The PM will also lay wreath at the iconic Taj Hotel, Mumbai in remembrance of the 26/11 Mumbai attack victims. The Israeli PM then visited Nariman Point – Chabad Centre, the place where 11-year-old Moshe’s parents died during the attack. He met little Moshe Holtzberg there. Benjamin Netanyahu will later meet 25-30 members of the Jewish community living in Mumbai. Mumbai has three distinct Jewish communities — Bene Israel Jews, Baghdadi Jews and the Malabar Jews. In the evening, Benjamin Netanyahu will reach out to Bollywood personalities in an exclusive ‘Shalom Bollywood’ event, to be also held at Taj Hotel.
Here are the LIVE Updates for Benjamin Netanyahu India visit:
3:30 PM: Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu meets 26/11 survivor Moshe Holtzberg at Nariman House. Pays tribute to Mumbai terror attack victims.
3:28 PM: Moshe Holtzberg visits Chabad House in Mumbai. Moshe’s father Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and mother Rivka were killed at the Nariman House during the 2008 attacks.
2:10 PM: Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu will meet 26/11 Mumbai attack survivor Moshe Holtzberg at the Chabad Centre in Mumbai.
12:47 PM: 15 nations ahead of Israel in World Bank competitive index make me lose sleep, not Syria but nations like US and Singapore: Netanyahu
12:43 PM: Indo-Israel partnership reaching unprecedented heights; This is beginning of a wonderful friendship, possibilities are boundless:Netanyahu.
12: 40 PM: India and Israel democracies, share love for freedom;We are a match made in heaven: Israel PM Netanyahu at Business Summit in Mumbai.
12:18 PM: I also visited iCreate, an impressive hub where brilliant young minds come to solve problems. I was particularly impressed with a 14-year-old boy. This was slumdog millionaire. He produces drone which goes up the sky & identifies landmines, it’ll save lives, says Benjamin Netanyahu.
12:04 PM: “India also knows the value of competition and the glory of competition. How many of you know who won the 1983 World Cup? If you were not in London then you must be on streets honking when India defeated West Indies. That is competition”: Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at India-Israel Business Summit in Mumbai.
12:03 PM: “Israel is an innovation nation, India is an innovation nation. The two innovation nations must come together to define the future”: Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at India-Israel Business Summit in Mumbai .
11:58 AM: Business leaders who were present at the breakfast included Ajay Piramal, Rahul Bajaj, Adi Godrej, Harsh Goenka, Anand Mahindra, Dilip Shanghvi, Ashok Hinduja, Atul Punj and Chanda Kochhar.
11:55 AM: “So it is leaders. It is people. But I think the most important thing is to have it among business leaders and technological leaders and entrepreneurs like yourself. This is the cherry on the pie! What a cherry! I thought we will discuss the cherry,” Netanyahu said.
11:50 AM: The partnership between Israel and India is doing wonders, the Israel prime minister said. “It is on the level first of a deep personal friendship between Prime Minister Modi and myself,” he said. “In addition, there is a partnership of genuine sympathy between our people. And that is not obvious. Our two civilisations are very old and we have not met each other in real sense.
11:43 AM: “We in Israel are seizing the future, you in India are seizing the future. Together, you will get there a lot quicker and also get a lot further,” he said. “Innovation doesn’t happen by itself. Some of it does. But it can be nurtured, it can encouraged. It also can be discouraged. The job of governments like that of Prime Minister Modi and my own government is to facilitate your competitive advantages and ability to innovate,” he said.
11:32 AM: “It is very, very crucial today for you and your Israeli counterparts to meet up, because the future belongs to those who innovate,” Netanyahu said at the first of his numerous assignments for the day as he wraps up his four-day India visit.
11:25 AM: Stating that the partnership between Israel and India is doing wonders, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today asked business leaders to focus on innovation. “The future belongs to those who innovate,” Netanyahu said in his opening remarks at a power breakfast with top corporate honchos at the iconic Taj hotel overlooking the Arabia Sea.
11:15 AM: Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu to meet Jewish community in Mumbai today.
10:26 AM: Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu meets Indian CEO’s in Mumbai for ‘power breakfast’. Israel PM said future belongs to those who innovate. He further said, “Our job is to encourage you to innovate. Partnership between India & Israel is doing wonders. I have a strong personal friendship with PM Modi.”
8:02 AM: Benjamin Netanyahu will kick off his Mumbai-leg with a power breakfast with top Indian CEOs following which he will attend India-Israel Business Summit at the iconic Taj Hotel in South Mumbai.
7:59 AM: Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu landed in Mumbai on Wednesday night for his Mumbai-leg of six-day India tour.