Benjamin Netanyahu's India tour: Israel PM visits Taj Mahal, praises India's economic prowess at Raisina Dialogue

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On the second day of his state visit to India, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara arrived at Agra on Tuesday morning to see the Taj Mahal in Uttar Pradesh. PTI

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The couple were welcomed by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, after which the Israel delegation drove to Amar Vilas Hotel in the Taj city amid tight security. PTI

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In view of the Israeli prime minister's visit, the Taj Mahal remained closed for over two hours for tourists on Tuesday. The route from the Kheria Airport to the Taj Mahal was sealed and extra security arrangements were made. PTI

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Later on Tuesday evening, Netanyahu inaugurated the third edition of the geo-political conference, 'Raisina Dialogue', in New Delhi, and laid stress on the need to develop economic, military and political power to emerge as a strong nation. PTI

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj also attended the inaugural session. Delivering his inaugural address, Netanyahu appreciated the efforts being made by the Indian government to cut bureaucratic red tape. Twitter@IsraeliPM

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Referring to economic growth, Netanyahu said in his speech, "The weak don't survive, the strong survive... you make alliance with the strong."

Updated Date: Jan 17, 2018 07:56 AM

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