RKS Bhadauria Israel Tour: Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria has arrived in Israel on the invitation of his Israeli counterpart.
Indian Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria
India’s Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria arrived in Israel on 3 August. The Chief of the Air Staff went on an official visit to Israel at the call of Major General Amikam Norkin, Commander of the Israeli Air Force. Earlier, the Indian Air Force Chief left on a visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday. This visit was a sign of India’s growing strategic ties with the Gulf country.
At the same time, regarding the visit of the Air Force Chief to Israel, the Indian Air Force said, ‘India and Israel have strong and multi-dimensional relations as strategic partners. An important pillar in this is defense cooperation and exchanges at the military level. India and Israel will discuss to increase the depth and scope of bilateral exchanges between the two Air Forces. Let us tell you that India and Israel have very good relations. These relations range from defense cooperation to diplomatic. India also keeps buying advanced weapons from Israel.
Air Force Chief arrives in UAE to strengthen defense cooperation
Earlier, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria arrived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday. The purpose of this visit was to further strengthen India’s growing strategic ties with the Gulf countries. His visit comes nearly eight months after Army Chief General MM Naravane’s visit to the UAE. In December last year, Naravane undertook a six-day visit to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. This was the first visit of its kind by an Indian Army Chief to the two important Gulf countries. This is a ‘goodwill visit’ of the Indian Air Force Chief to the UAE and will strengthen bilateral defense cooperation, an official release said.
India-Israel relations have improved a lot since 2015
Relations between India and Israel have been very good since the 1990s. The leaders of both the countries keep traveling in each other’s countries. Apart from this, top defense officials of India and Israel also keep in constant touch with each other. The relations between the two countries have been very good since 2015. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also visited Israel in 2017. In 2018, Benjamin Netanyahu undertook an extensive tour of India for 6 days. However, even after all this, India voted against the resolution to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in the United Nations.
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