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Israel president Reuven Rivlin arrives in Mumbai on 8-day visit to India

News Agencies | First published: 14 November 2016, 14:00 IST
Israel president Reuven Rivlin arrives in Mumbai on 8-day visit to India

Israel President Reuven Rivlin arrived in Mumbai on 14 November on an eight-day visit to India to further strengthen bilateral ties.

Rivlin, who landed at the Mumbai airport with a large delegation of businessmen and academicians, will leave for Delhi on 14 November.

He will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and visit several sites of co-operation and joint projects between the two nations.

The Israeli leader will join President Pranab Mukherjee in opening an agro-tech conference in Chandigarh.

He will also pay his respects at the sites of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks in Mumbai and lay wreaths at memorials for Mahatma Gandhi and for Indian soldiers, who fell in the World War I.

Six Jews were killed at the Mumbai Chabad house during the Mumbai terror attacks on 26 November 2008.

-PTI

First published: 14 November 2016, 14:00 IST
 
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