Netanyahu’s office put out an announcement saying that Modi’s attendance at the airport was a “surprise welcome.” AFP / PRAKASH SINGH
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived Sunday for his first visit to India to expand defense, trade and energy ties. During his six-day stay, the two countries are expected to sign agreements on cybersecurity, energy, space cooperation and film production, India's External Affairs Ministry said. They're also expected to review progress in implementing agreements on cooperation in technology, water and agriculture that were signed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Israel last year, the first by an Indian prime minister to Israel.Netanyahu will have formal discussions Monday with Modi and call on President Ram Nath Kovind as well as attend an India-Israel CEO Forum Meeting.Netanyahu will also visit Modi's home state of Gujarat in western India.
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