India-Israel Navies to enhance bilateral ties

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India-Israel Navies to enhance bilateral ties

Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba will visit Israel next week close on the heels of Israel signing two major defence contracts with India and Prime Minister’s Narendra Modi planned trip to the country. 

The Navy chief’s visit comes ahead of Modi’s proposed visit to Israel in July, a first by an Indian Prime Minister.

Lanba, also the chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee, will visit Israel from June 11 to 15 during which he would be “reviewing progress on ongoing projects and initiatives” with Israel, besides holding meetings with Israel’s Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot and the head of Israeli Navy. 

He is also likely to meet Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman.