Israel will inaugurate the 22nd centre of excellence in agriculture to coincide with Netanyahu's visit and completion of 25 years' celebrations of diplomatic relations. "Of course we are not happy when some do not support us", said Mr. Carmon, reminding that Israel had recently supported India's candidate for the International Court of Justice, Judge Dalveer Bhandari.
"Let's not forget that before Modi visited Israel past year, he hosted Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in New Delhi as well", Mr Taneja said.
Technology and innovation are high on the agenda during Netanyahu's upcoming visit as well.
The Israel Prime Minister, accompanied by a high-level business delegation, will also be meeting the Jewish community and top business leaders in Mumbai.
On Tuesday, the minister will leave for Agra and visit Taj Mahal in the city. Most longstanding U.S. allies, it must be noted, did not join with the United States and Israel that day in opposing the UN resolution. India, on the other hand, sees Iran as a strategic partner in establishing logistical links to Afghanistan, Central Asia and Russian Federation through the Chabahar port, being developed with active Indian participation. In February 2014, India and Israel signed three important agreements on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, Cooperation in Homeland Security, and Protection of Classified Material. The reasons for this were many, including domestic politics in a country with a sizeable Muslim minority, the Cold War, and India's leadership in the Non-Aligned Movement, the country's reliance on Gulf oil for its energy needs, and the almost 7 million Indian workers in the Gulf region, whose remittances contribute more than $30 billion annually to the Indian economy.
The visit comes less than a month after New Delhi voted in the UN General Assembly against US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Israel's Knesset has also legislated that no part of "United Jerusalem" will be ceded without the backing of at least 80 Knesset members.
"I have secured a meeting with Putin in the coming weeks", Netanyahu's office quoted him in a statement.
"My father secured 20 billion dollars for your father, and you're arguing with me about 400 shekels?"
Nevertheless, India will try to maintain a balance in its dealings with Israel and Palestine. Hence, there is no way India can countenance Israel's unilateral actions in the occupied territories without seriously compromising its own claims.
For decades, the Indian political establishment was reluctant to acknowledge India-Israel ties publicly.
On the day of his arrival, he will call on by External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj.