Live: Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu presents a special gift to 'friend' PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday reached the Sabarmati Ashram and paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi shortly after they began their mega roadshow in Ahmedabad. 

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 14:58
Image Credit: ANI

Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, accompanied by his wife Sara, reached the Sabarmati Ashram and paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi shortly after they began their mega roadshow in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. The two global leaders are slated to attend a host of events later in the day after the roadshow.

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Here are the live updates:-

17 January 2018, 14:56 PM

Israeli PM presents a special gift to PM Modi - the Gal-Mobile water desalination & purification jeep, which the two leaders rode on Israel's Olga beach last year.

 

17 January 2018, 14:52 PM

I am delighted to be here. The world knows about iPads and iPods, there is on more 'i' that the world needs to know about, that is iCreate: Israel PM

 

17 January 2018, 14:51 PM

PM Modi and Netanyahu, with his wife Sara, at icreate centre in Deo Dholera Village in Ahmedabad. 

 

17 January 2018, 14:08 PM

PM Modi, Israel PM Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu at icreate Centre in Deo Dholera Village in Ahmedabad.

 

17 January 2018, 12:50 PM

Watch: PM Modi teaches his friend Netanyahu tricks of kite flying at Sabarmati Ashram. 

 

17 January 2018, 12:48 PM

Here some more pictures of the rousing welcome accorded to the visiting Israeli leader and his wife.

 

17 January 2018, 12:36 PM

Live: Visit to Sabarmati ashram 'inspiring', Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu writes in visitor's book.

 

17 January 2018, 12:25 PM

Watch: Israeli PM Netanyahu and his wife fly a kite at Sabarmati ashram in Ahmedabad.  

 

17 January 2018, 12:23 PM

 PM Modi and Israel PM Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu fly a kite at Sabarmati Ashram.

 

17 January 2018, 12:15 PM

PM Modi and Israel PM Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Sabarmati Ashram.

 

17 January 2018, 12:11 PM

Watch: PM Modi helps Israeli PM Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu spin a 'charkha' at the Sabarmati Ashram.

 

17 January 2018, 12:09 PM

 Some more pics of PM Modi with Israeli leader Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu at the Sabarmati Ashram.

 

17 January 2018, 12:06 PM

PM Modi, Israelis PM Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu visit Sabarmati Ashram.

 

17 January 2018, 12:02 PM

PM Modi and Netanyahu arrive at the Sabarmati Ashram here, greeted by supporters upon arrival.

17 January 2018, 11:50 AM

-PM Modi and Israeli leader Netanyahu's convoy on its way to Sabarmati Ashram.

 

17 January 2018, 11:28 AM

PM Modi and his Israeli counterpart attend cultural programmes at the airport.    

17 January 2018, 11:23 AM

 In Pics: Israel PM Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu arrive in Ahmedabad. They were received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

 

17 January 2018, 11:11 AM

-The two leaders will hold an open jeep roadshow in Ahmedabad shortly.

17 January 2018, 11:05 AM

-PM Modi and his Israeli counterpart Netanyhau have arrived in Ahmedabad for roadshow.

17 January 2018, 10:55 AM

Jews in Gujarat had extended an invite to PM Benjamin Netanyahu to visit their synagogue but since that could not be factored in, they have arrived in large numbers to greet him, his wife Sara and PM Modi in Ahmedabad.

17 January 2018, 10:54 AM

Jews community in Gujarat super excited to welcome Isreali PM and his wife in Ahmedabad.  

17 January 2018, 10:42 AM

PM Modi will receive Israel PM Netanyahu and his wife Sara at Ahmedabad airport in a short while.

17 January 2018, 10:41 AM

PM Modi was received by Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani and top state officials upon his arrival in Ahmedabad. 

 

17 January 2018, 10:30 AM

PM Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu arrive in Ahmedabad, to hold a roadshow here shortly.

17 January 2018, 09:41 AM

Preparations underway for the inauguration of Icreate Center at Deo Dholera Village in Ahmedabad.

 

17 January 2018, 08:59 AM

The two leaders are expected to arrive at the airport around 10:30 am where they will be received by the top ministers of the Vijay Rupani government here.

17 January 2018, 06:18 AM

-Netanyahu had arrived in India on Sunday on a six-day visit. India and Israel have earlier signed nine MoUs for cooperation in various sectors including cybersecurity, energy and defence. 

17 January 2018, 06:14 AM

-He was accorded a traditional welcome by Braj folk artists on his arrival at the airport. The dignitaries spent some time at Hotel Amar Vilas before leaving for the monument in golf carts.

 

17 January 2018, 06:13 AM

-Netanyahu along with his wife Sara visited the Taj Mahal in Agra on Tuesday. He was received by UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the Kheria Airport.

 

17 January 2018, 06:11 AM

-They had also spent some time at the Sabarmati Riverfront, developed during Modi's tenure as Gujarat CM. PM Modi had also accompanied Chinese President Xi Jinping and his spouse to the riverfront during the latter's India visit in 2014.

17 January 2018, 06:00 AM

-PM Modi and Japanese premier Shinzo Abe had also held a joint roadshow during the latter's visit here in September 2017. PM Modi had shown Abe and his wife around at the Sabarmati Ashram.

17 January 2018, 05:59 AM

-They will inaugurate the Centre of Excellence for Date Palms at Kukama via a video link. The two leaders will also interact with farmers.

17 January 2018, 05:59 AM

-Afterwards, PM Modi and Netanyahu will visit the Centre of Excellence for Vegetables at Vadrad in Banaskantha district.

 

17 January 2018, 05:58 AM

-The two PMs will further dedicate a mobile water desalination van to Suigam Taluka, of Banaskantha district, through a video link. Both leaders will also address the gathering.

 

17 January 2018, 05:58 AM

-Around 50 stages have been erected on the roadside along the stretch and people from different states of the country will welcome Netanyahu.

17 January 2018, 05:58 AM

-They will then visit a Startup Exhibition and interact with innovators and Startup CEOs.

17 January 2018, 05:57 AM

-The two Prime Ministers will also inaugurate the iCreate Center at Deo Dholera Village in Ahmedabad.

 

17 January 2018, 05:56 AM

-They will visit the Sabarmati Ashram, where Mahatma Gandhi stayed for a long time.

17 January 2018, 05:55 AM

-The roadshow will begin from the city airport and end at the Sabarmati Ashram, a journey of eight kilometres.

 

17 January 2018, 05:54 AM

-PM Modi and Netanyahu will hold a roadshow in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.

 

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