Modi lands in Tel Aviv, warmly welcomed by Netanyahu

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Tel Aviv: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday arrived here on a three-day visit to Israel — the first by an Indian Prime Minister — and was warmly welcomed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who received him at the airport.

Modi, who landed at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport, was accorded a red carpet welcome and exchanged a warm hug with the Israeli Prime Minister.

“The Prime Minister has landed in Israel,” the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted.

After Modi’s arrival national anthem of India and Israel were played.

In Israel, Modi will also meet President Ruven Rivlin apart from paying his respects to courageous Indian soldiers who laid down their lives during the liberation of Haifa in 1918.

The visit coincides with India and Israel marking 25 years of their diplomatic relations.

Modi will be in Israel till July 6 before travelling to Hamburg, Germany, to attend the G-20 summit.

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