Israel’s Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon will visit India next week and will conduct high-level meetings in Delhi and Bangalore with the Centre. The minister will also inaugurate the Israeli Pavilion in Aero India 2015 in Bangalore, the Israel embassy’s statement said. Ya’alon will head a senior delegation of Defence Ministry officials, including director general of MoD Dan Harel and CEOs of Israeli defence companies. Fifteen Israeli companies and hundreds of Israeli representatives are expected to participate in the Aero India exhibition.
“The visit of Minister of Defense Ya’alon to India is an important event and the manifestation of growing relations between the two countries across the board, including in defence cooperation. India and Israel share many challenges and interests and I am sure this visit will strengthen the friendship and partnership we have with India,” the release quoted Daniel Carmon, ambassador of Israel in India, as saying.