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Israeli defense minister pushes security cooperation, trade in India

Defense Minister Benny Gantz's twice-postponed trip to India that finally took place last week.
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Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz visited India June 2, marking 30 years of diplomatic ties between the two countries and seeking to expand their flourishing defense relationship. Gantz met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh as well as national security adviser Ajit Doval.

Gantz's Chief of Staff Mayaan Israeli, head of the International Defense Cooperation Directorate at Israel's Defense Ministry Yair Kulas, IDF Political-Military Bureau head Dror Shalom, Military Secretary Brig. Gen. Yaki Dolf, Israel's defense attache to India Col. Asaf Maller and Israeli Ambassador to India Naor Gilon were all part of the delegation.

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