It has been a vocal supporter of the Palestinian cause, even though it quietly pursued ties with Israel.
Dandeker, the historian, notes that Jewish Indians in Israel have been called the "invisible Jews" since they are neither Ashkenazis from Europe nor Sephardis from Africa and the Middle East. This has ensured that he can't be blamed for ignoring the wider region in favor of Israel. New Delhi is now Tel Aviv's largest arms market, buying weapons at an average of $1 billion each year.
India and Israel established formal diplomatic ties in 1992 but their relations go back decades before that. We have eight million Indian workers there whose remittances are very important. Just $5 a month. India-Israel cooperation has grown and now India is one of the biggest trading partners of Israel.The Indian Navy is also equipped with the Barak anti-ship missile manufactured in Israel.
Modi will not travel to Ramallah during his visit, the seat of the Palestinian Authority, breaking with customary protocol where leaders maintain a balance in political ties.
Prior to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Israel, which is due to happen on 4 July, nearly every expert is guessing about agrarian outcomes from the visit.
"Unlike past Prime Ministers, Modi has no inhibitions on openly expressing his admiration for Israel's achievements", says G Parthasarathy, former Indian high commissioner to Pakistan.
In this week's historic visit to Israel, Indian Prime Minister Narendra is likely to discuss with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu agriculture, water management, innovation and start-ups, ANI reports.
India, agencies reported that the book will be in multiple languages and become available in book stores later this year.
Mr Modi said, dynamic change is needed to transform the system. However, the White House overruled all objections, paving the way for a new phase of India-US defence relationship. "We will also have the chance to discuss major common challenges like terrorism", Modi said on Monday. But aside from defense, India holds out massive potential in other areas relevant to Israeli companies and know-how - chiefly agriculture, telecommunications, and water and waste-water treatment.
With the first ever Indian participation in an air exercise with the Israeli Air Force also round the corner, an assessment of Indo-Israeli relations, especially on air power and defence-related procurement, is in order. There will be emphasis on development, innovation, agriculture, water and the connect between our people.
MASHAV had planned some 27 centres for excellence across India, and 15 centres are already in progress, said director of one such horticulture (with specialty in citrus fruits) centre of excellence in Kota, Rashid Khan while speaking to BW Businessworld. ("On eve of PM's tour, Palestine hopes to keep India ties firm", July 3). In fact it's the government-to-government ties that are now catching up with the genuine warmth that the two people feel towards each other.
In a special gesture, Netanyahu will receive Modi when he arrives at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.
The reaffirmation is significant when the first historic visit by an Indian PM is seen in purely developmental terms, a reminder that India and Israel share a lot more - from defence to counter-terrorism, cyberspace to intelligence.