But there was an "instant chemical reaction of tremendous solidarity and identification" which was seen when Israelis walk the streets of India and the response they get and vice-versa when Indians go to Israel, Netanyahu pointed out. The list of celebrity guests at the event included Amitabh, Abhishek and Aishwarya Bachchan, directors Karan Johar, Subhash Ghai and Imtiaz Ali, Sara Ali Khan and producer Ronnie Screwala. The two leaders were greeted by thousands of Indians who poured into the streets waving Israeli and Indians flags, while displaying signs bearing the faces of Netanyahu and Modi. With this, both sides envisage establishing a framework for encouraging all audiovisual media output, especially the co-production of films for the benefit of the film industries of both the countries. That was followed by a meeting with the small but thriving Indian Jewish community - including representatives of the Israeli Jews, Bene Israelis and Baghdadi Jews living in Mumbai and surroundings. Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis was also present at the opening of the summit.
Netanyahu gave a wide-ranging interview with TV host Rahul Shivshankar on Indian news channel Times Now, where he described Israel's relationship with India as "very emotional and deeply signifying".
Speaking on the occasion Netanyahu said: "I want everyone in Indian and Israel to know about the phenomenal friendship between our countries. And I think that if we join forces, magic happens", he said.
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Netanyahu brought some 130 business leaders to India, which his office said was the biggest delegation an Israeli leader has ever taken overseas.
Former President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, former Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harder and former Prime Minister of Sweden, Carl Bildt, were among more than 150 speakers and over 550 delegates from around 90 countries who are participating in the Dialogue.
The Prime Minister said that the Government is working to make the entire system innovation-friendly, so that intent can generate ideas; ideas lead to innovation; and innovation helps create a New India. There is a deep and abiding interest in Israel about India, its people, their culture, civilisation, and humanity.