04/07/2017 7:34 PM IST | Updated 04/07/2017 7:34 PM IST

PM Modi Calls His Israel Visit 'Groundbreaking' As He Is Welcomed By Counterpart Netanyahu

A great display of bonhomie.

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Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Israel for a three-day trip, welcomed by his Israeli counter-part Netanyahu, he called Israel India's 'special partner'.

There was a great display of bonhomie between the two leaders, with both praising each other and the partnership between the two countries. Israel had a red-carpet welcome ready for PM Modi. Netanyahu received the prime minister at the airport and welcomed him with a hug and a handshake.

Thanking Netanyahu for his warm welcome, Modi said his visit was about the strong partnership between the two countries.

Meanwhile Netanyahu also welcomed Modi saying:

Watch how he was greeted by his Israeli counter-part.

In his three day visit, Modi is going to visit several places in Israel, including the Haifa Indian Cemetery to pay tribute to Indian soldiers who fought to liberate the Israeli port city.

Today, Modi is likely to visit the Yad Vashem Memorial Museum in Jerusalem and will have dinner with the Israeli Prime Minister at his residence.

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