Diplomatic ties between India and Israel were formally established in 1992

Israel opened its Embassy in New Delhi in February and in May, India opened its Embassy in Tel Aviv. Since then, the bilateral relationship between the two countries has blossomed at the economic, military, agricultural and political levels. 

    • In recent years there is a renaissance in Israel-India relations. The rapprochement with the relationship is reflected in the growing connections between the business sector in India and Israel. Furthermore, high-level officials from both sides have met each other in ranking and frequency that never been seen before. 

    • Of special importance Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited India in January 2018 and met with the Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This visit marks 25 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries and took place about six months after Modi's trip to Israel.

    • In the last 20 years, Israel and India have signed a series of agreements to strengthen the economic cooperation between them. From agreements to encourage and protect investments to space cooperation agreements, Israel and India are working hand in hand for the benefit of the two countries.

    • India has become one of Israel’s largest trading partners. Many of the world’s leading high-tech companies in Israel and India are forging joint ventures that are successfully competing in the tough international marketplace.

    • In 1992, total India-Israel trade amounted to $ 200 mn; the figure was $ 3.8 bn in 2017. Israel exported $ 1.9 bn to India and imported $ 1.9 bn from India in 2016.

    • Bilateral FDI between Israel and India is estimated to be over $ 1 bn.

    • As a result of strengthening the relationship and cooperation between the two countries, the State of Israel and private universities offer scholarships for Indian students studying in Israel. From undergraduate and graduate students to doctoral and post-doctoral programs, a variety of universities throughout Israel seek to encourage Indian students to acquire their higher education in Israel.

    • Cultural influences are also reflected in the entertainment industry. From music artists to film producers, cooperation between the two countries creates original content that gives a place to cultural difference and is influenced by it. 

    • Since 2018, the Indian airline Air India began operating a direct route from New Delhi to Tel Aviv. In addition, the company is considering opening another line that will connect Tel Aviv to Mumbai. This reflects the strong connection created and emerging between the two countries.

    • India has become one of Israel’s largest trading partners. Many of the world’s leading high-tech companies in Israel and India are forging joint ventures that are successfully competing in the tough international marketplace.

    • In 1992, total India-Israel trade amounted to $ 200 mn; the figure was $ 3.8 bn in 2017. Israel exported $ 1.9 bn to India and imported $ 1.9 bn from India in 2016.

    • Bilateral FDI between Israel and India is estimated to be over $ 1 bn.

    • As a result of strengthening the relationship and cooperation between the two countries, the State of Israel and private universities offer scholarships for Indian students studying in Israel. From undergraduate and graduate students to doctoral and post-doctoral programs, a variety of universities throughout Israel seek to encourage Indian students to acquire their higher education in Israel.

    • Cultural influences are also reflected in the entertainment industry. From music artists to film producers, cooperation between the two countries creates original content that gives a place to cultural difference and is influenced by it. 

    • Since 2018, the Indian airline Air India began operating a direct route from New Delhi to Tel Aviv. In addition, the company is considering opening another line that will connect Tel Aviv to Mumbai. This reflects the strong connection created and emerging between the two countries.

Invest in Israel

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Invest in India

Invest India is the National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency of India, constituted under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. Invest India acts as the first point of reference for investors looking for investment opportunities in India.

  • Deepak Bagla MD & CEO
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  • Varun Sood Principal Investment Specialist
  • Astha Tyagi Senior Investment Specialist
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  • Atharv Mankotia Senior Investment Specialist

Investments

Israel in India

Prominent Investments

  • Water-gen

    Water-gen is an Israel domiciled company that has developed the technology to convert Air to Water effectively creating a new… Read more

  • TEVA

    Through successful facilitation, Invest India was able to help TEVA avoid two major production cuts in the months of July and… Read more

  • Mellanox

    Invest India was able to successfully assist Mellanox in the expedited dispatch of critical shipments stuck at Mumbai Customs.… Read more

Recent Investments

  • Net-Translators expands to Asia with new office in India

    Net-Translators, a leading provider of professional translation and localization services recently… Read more

  • Sarine Tech opens their lab in India

    Sarine Technologies has opened their Tech lab in Mumbai, offering a full range of grading and… Read more

India in Israel

Prominent Investments

  • NaanDanJain Irrigation

    NaanDanJain Irrigation Ltd. is a global producer and provider of tailor-made irrigation solutions. The company designs high-… Read more

  • Wipro - Givon

    Since 1970, 'Givon' has been the innovator of "Concept to Product" machining for aviation, commercial and hi-tech industries. The… Read more

  • Larsen & Toubro

    L&T Israel has established a Center of Excellence in Jerusalem in 2017. The center develops and delivers end to end ASIC… Read more

Recent Investments

  • Lohia Group buys Light & Strong

    India's Lohia Group has entered the aerospace and defense sector by acquiring Israeli… Read more

  • L&T Leases Jerusalem Offices

    L&T Technology Services Ltd, the engineering service subsidiary of Mumbai-… Read more

Sectors

Sectoral Opportunities in Israel

  • Health and Life Sciences

    Israel is ranked 1st for Medical Device patents and 2nd for Medical Device solutions per capita.

  • Automotive

    World class automotive brands are turning to Israel to develop cutting edge auto parts and progressive design technologies to equip their latest models.

  • Aerospace

    Israeli technologies are integrated into the world’s most advanced fighter aircraft, including the Lockheed Martin F-35 and F-16, the Boeing F-15 and F/A-18, the Eurofighter Typhoon, and more.

  • High-Tech and Semiconductors

    The Israeli High-Tech ecosystem is considered one of the world’s most innovative digital environments.

Sectoral Opportunities in India

  • Defence

    India has the 5th largest defence budget in the world. Second largest armed forces in the world.

  • Food Processing

    World's largest milk producing nation. By 2020, Indian food and retail market is projected to touch $ 828.92 bn

  • IT & BPM

    India is the world's largest BPM destination. India is transforming into a digital economy with over 450 mn plus internet subscribers; only second to China.

  • Smart Cities

    100 smart cities to be developed by 2020. Third largest construction market globally by 2025.

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