Meir Ben-Shabbat, Israeli National Security Adviser, visited India earlier this week and met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss issues related to bilateral relations. In the meeting they also discussed the advancing of security deals, says an official statement.
Ben-Shabbat, who visited India on Ajit Doval’s invitation, also held a series of meetings with senior officials of Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and security organisation, a statement from the Prime Minister’s media adviser said.
During his visit, the Israeli NSA discussed issues related to bilateral relations including the advancing of security deals, it said. Additional measures were agreed to on advancing security, technology and civilian-economic cooperation between Israel and India, it said.
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Ben-Shabbat is said to have briefed his interlocutors on regional issues, including “Iran’s efforts to entrench itself militarily in Syria and its actions that undermine regional stability”.
He was accompanied by Israeli Ambassador to India Dr Ron Malka and Defence Attache Colonel Efraim Defrain in the meetings.