Netanyahu's first official meeting will be with external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj.
"Both parties are guilty of dragging foreign policy into domestic policy i.e. PM Modi alleging near treason by frmr PM Singh during Gujarat elec".
Netanyahu's visit to India is only the second one by an Israeli prime minister and comes after a gap of 15 years. Netanyahu said he hoped that his visit to India will strengthen cooperation between the two countries in various areas like technology, agriculture and other spheres that are changing the world. Former prime minister Ariel Sharon visited India in 2003. With Moshe Holtzberg, who lost his parents in the Mumbai terror attack, accompanying the Israeli premier to Mumbai, Netanyahu used some tough words against Hafiz Saeed who roams freely in Pakistan.
India is in the process of a major buildup as it seeks to modernize and diversify its weaponry away from aging Soviet and Russian equipment.
The envoy also referred to the personal equation between Modi and Natenyahu.
"We are strengthening ties between Israel and this important global power", he said. He also said in the case of Justice Dalveer Bhandari at the International Court of Justice, Israel not only supported the Indian candidate but it adopted, with four more countries, along with India, Bhandari's candidature.
Netanyahu is accompanied by a 130-member business and trade delegation and the two nations are expected to ink agreements on cyber-space, film production and energy.
Israel and India through its diplomatic channels handled the decision on Jerusalem by India, but it was the cancellation of the $ 500 million Spike man-portable anti-tank missiles by India on January 2 that dealt a bigger blow to Tel Aviv.
Israeli PM's visit to India came at a time when two countries have completed 25 years of their diplomatic ties which were established in 1992, during Narsimha Rao government. I think the key word here is defence. The Israeli ambassador to India, however, said the vote would not affect bilateral relations, which are "much stronger than one vote at the United Nations".
India and Israel also do not see eye-to-eye on Iran, which New Delhi views as a strategic trading partner and gateway to Central Asia and Russian Federation.
In April, the two countries signed a military agreement worth almost $ 2 billion, including the provision of medium-range surface-to-air missiles, launcher missiles and communication technologies.