Narendra Modi Israel visit: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar today, speaking in the wake of the India-Israel joint statement issued by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and PM Benjamin Netanyahu said that both countries have elevated their relationship to one of strategic partnership by signing various MoUs and agreements from space, technology, water, agriculture and more that will offer India a whole spectrum of possibilities. Modi and Netanyahu asserted that the fight against terror won’t succeed if it is segmented and also discussed joint development of defence, Jaishanker revealed in the press conference. He added, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit will help in moving forward development projects.
While speaking about the joint statement by both Modi and his Israeli counterpart Netanyahu, Jaishankar said, “In terms of joint statement we think of it as strategic partnership between two civilisations who consider themselves as cradles of civilisation,” ANI quoted Jaishankar as saying.
“There was a broad agreement that the fight against terrorism won’t work if it’s very segmented & translated into narrow agendas,” Jaishanker added. The focus on the second day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel, the first Indian PM to visit the country, has now shifted to a formal discussions on more substantive and bilateral level issues with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu today, according to PTI.
Today, PM Modi also met Moshe Holtzberg, the Israeli child who was just two years old when he lost his parents in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack. Modi’s decision to meet Moshe, now 11, along his grandparents was an emotional moment for the family. Modi also met Moshe’s Indian nanny Sandra Samuels and his grandparents Shimon and Yehudit Rosenberg who managed to escape with him from the Nariman House which came under attack by terrorists.