India and Israel on Monday inked nine pacts to step up bilateral cooperation in diverse areas, including investment, cyber security, science and technology and hydrocarbon sector.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu held formal talks at Hyderabad House in New Delhi before witnessing exchange of the agreements by the officials of the two governments.
Modi called upon the defence companies of Israel to make more in India taking advantage of the liberalized Foreign Direct Investment regime. "We will strengthen the existing pillars of cooperation in areas that touch the lives of our peoples. These are agriculture, science and technology, and security," said Modi, as he and Netanyahu addressed the media-persons after the meeting.