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Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be on a four-day visit to India starting  14th January, a little more than six months after his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi visited the Jewish state, informed sources said.

Netanyahu would be only the second Israeli Prime Minister to visit India since diplomatic relations were established between the two countries in 1992. His visit next year would be happening almost 15 years after the first visit by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to New Delhi in 2003.

The Israeli Prime Minister would be received by Modi in Ahmedabad on his arrival on 14th January. Modi has in the past welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in his home state.

Netanyahu would then be holding most of his official meetings in New Delhi on January 15 and 16.

“The detailed programme is being still worked out but it will include meetings with top leadership in India”, informed sources here said.

The Israeli leader would also be going to Mumbai on January 17 where he would be visiting the Jewish Chabad House, a site of 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai.

He would head back to Israel on January 18. There could also be a possible stopover in Agra during the visit.

“In the past year, I have visited all continents besides Antarctica,” Netanyahu said at the opening of the Knesset’s (Israeli parliament) winter session last month.

“And in January, I will make a reciprocal visit to my dear good friend, Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, whose population is a significant part of humanity,” he added.

Modi’s standalone visit to Israel in July this year celebrated 25 years of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The Indian prime minister skipped Palestine during his trip leading many analysts to say that New Delhi was changing its rules of engagement in the region.

Modi’s visit, the first by an Indian Prime Minister to Israel, was termed by many as de-hyphenation of New Delhi’s ties with the Palestinians.

Netanyahu had called Modi’s “historic visit” a “very significant step” in strengthening bilateral relations that are on a “constant upswing”.

Modi extended an invitation to Netanyahu to visit India “at a mutually convenient time” during a July 5 press conference in Jerusalem.

Netanyahu had described the invitation as “a deeply moving moment for me, both in personal, but also in national and international terms”.

Both the governments have taken several measures since Modi’s Israel trip to strengthen bilateral ties.

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