Israeli army delegation visits Indian Army base in Udhampur, J&K

The army chiefs of the 2 countries.

UDHAMPUR: Israel and India seem to have been nurturing their ties in the wake of Modi’s Israel visit this year in July, to fully establish cordial relations between the two countries.

This Israeli visit to India comes exactly a week after Modi’s Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, on October 23rd, announced that he would be visiting Modi in January 2018. Netanyahu would be the first ever Israeli PM to visit India.

Major General Yacov (Kobi) Barak, Chief of the Ground Forces, Israel visited Udhampur Garrison to interact with the Army Commander and other senior officers. The Israeli defence team visited the Indian Army’s Northern Command headquarters in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. He was accompanied by his spouse Orit Barak, DA and DDA, Embassy of Israel. The visiting dignitary called on Lieutenant General D Anbu, General Officer Commander-in-Chief, Northern Command.

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest were discussed. The delegation expressed full satisfaction in further pursuing enhanced cooperation between both countries. Orit Barak accompanied by Gowri Anbu, Regional President, AWWA, Northern Command also paid a visit to Asha School at Udhampur . (ANI)

During his visit to Israel, Modi was also expected to visit Palestine from July 4-6, which he skipped and faced extreme backlash of people who believed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi not visiting Palestine during his forthcoming visit to Israel would “strengthen the occupation of West Bank and Gaza” by the Jewish state. Indian Muslims have expressed solidarity with Palestinians for decades, however PM Modi’s calculated move upset many in India.