Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday defended his son over drunken remarks made between visits to strip clubs and taped illicitly that drew criticism for being derogatory of women.
Asked whether purchase of Spike anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) from Israel through the government-to-government (G-to-G) route will be discussed during Netanyahu's visit, Bhaskar refused to give a direct reply.
He said the bilateral commerce between the two countries stood at $5 billion in 2016-17 which did not include defence trade. The couple will travel to Agra to see the Taj Mahal.
In the recording broadcast by Channel 2 News, Yair Netanyahu tells the son of an Israeli gas tycoon that the prime minister advanced a controversial gas deal in parliament that benefited his father.
Nitzan, speaking at the Globes newspaper's annual Israel Business Conference in Jerusalem, pushed back against suggestions that the investigations into Netanyahu were being delayed for extraneous reasons.
The PM will host a grand lunch for his guest, and the two leaders will visit Sabarmati ashram.
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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu bids farewell to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at Ben-Gurion International Airport, July 2017.
There will be a business meet in Gujarat.
The Israeli Embassy said the two premiers would "visit the Center of Excellence in Vadrad and inaugurate a Center of Excellence for date palms in Bhuj via video conference". They will also visit the innovation centre.
The Israeli prime minister will have a number of engagements in Mumbai on January 18.
In Mumbai, Netanyahu will meet Jewish community leaders and select members of the Indian business community. It was in Mumbai that Chabad house had come under attack during the terror attacks in 2008.
It said he will reach out to Bollywood in an exclusive "Shalom Bollywood" event. This is being done to invite the Bollywood to shoot films in Israel. Israelis were angered by Netanyahu's disparaging remarks about women, his use of taxpayer-funded auto and bodyguard to visit a strip club, and his bragging about his father helping a businessman. But booming relations between India and Israel would overlook them, sources said.