Greater cooperation between India and Israel will defeat terrorism: Kovind

Vastavam web: President Ram Nath Kovind today called for greater cooperation between India and Israel in countering terrorism and said a strong global response would defeat the menace in all its manifestations.Welcoming visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who called on Kovind today, the president said India-Israel security cooperation was defined by their common fight against terrorism.Netanyahu’s visit was the culmination of celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Israel, he said.

“Our warm and friendly ties are growing stronger. In a little over two years, the two countries have exchanged presidential and prime ministerial visits,” Kovind was quoted in an official statement as saying.The president also emphasised that collaboration in newer areas such as space, cybersecurity and innovation would add depth to the partnership.He said there were ample opportunities before the two countries in the fields of investment, manufacturing, services, start-ups and technology.Appreciating Israel s cooperation in the field of agriculture, he said the country had taught India “to do more with less”.