Asked whether purchase of Spike anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) from Israel through the government-to-government (G-to-G) route will be discussed during Netanyahu's visit, Bhaskar refused to give a direct reply.
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Along with the business delegation Netanyahu will be accompanied by a very special guest for India from Israel.
On January 17 he will join PM Narendra Modi in a tour to Gujrat, where the two Prime Ministers will visit the Centre of Excellences and inaugurate a Center of Excellence for date palms in Bhuj via video conference.
Netanyahu's trip "is the grand finale to the celebrations of 25 years of (the) growing partnership between India and Israel".
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Netanyahu will also meet President Ram Nath Kovind.
Netanyahu will be the second Israeli premier to visit India after diplomatic ties were established between the two sides in 1992.
Along with Modi, the Israeli Prime Minister will participate in an Indo-Israeli CEOs' meet and address the Raisina Dialogue Series before moving to Gujarat where they are scheduled to launch projects.
India, which has deep defence and security ties with Israel, is expected to discuss ways to increase cooperation in multiple fields, including trade, technology, agriculture and water management during Netanyahu's four-day visit. An eight-kilometre-long roadshow is said to have been arranged from the airport to the ashram.
"They will also visit the iCreate innovation campus and center", the embassy said in a statement. The first time was in February of 2017. He will also reach out to Bollywood in an exclusive "Shalom Bollywood" event.