Zionist Israel’s prime minister starts a six-day-long tour of India, a major buyer of Tel Aviv’s arms, as controversy bubbles away over the regime’s arms sales in Asia.
On Sunday, Benjamin Netanyahu began the visit spanning India’s financial capital of Mumbai and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi’s home-state of Gujarat, as well as New Delhi.
Accompanying the premier is a 130-member delegation from Israeli military, cyber and agriculture sectors.
Bilateral arms trade was worth an overall $9 billion during a decade ending in 2009. In 2016 alone, the volume of the trade stood at $600 million, making the subcontinent the most demanding arms buyer from Tel Aviv.