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. 

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

    • Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited India in January 2018 and met with the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India. This visit, which occurred about six months after the Indian PM visited Israel, marked 25 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

    • In the last 20 years, India and Israel have signed a series of agreements to strengthen economic cooperation. 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 international marketplace.

    • India's exports to Israel amounted to $ 3.7 bn while imports from Israel stood at $ 1.9 bn during 2018-19. Exports to Israel in the last decade have grown by 146%.

    • FDI equity inflows from Israel between April 2000 and March 2019 were reported at $ 172.8 mn, while inflow during 2018-19 stood to $ 29.5 mn.

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

    • Annual Conventions are hosted for the Indians living in Israel and the 'Know India' Programme has been effective in binding the Indians in Israel to their culture. Cultural influences are also reflected in the entertainment industry, from music artists to film producers, with cooperation between the two countries creating original content.

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

Invest in Israel

Invest in Israel, an arm of the Foreign Investments and Industrial Cooperation Authority, oversees the promotion of foreign investment and management offset in Israel. It is the one-stop-shop for potential and existing investors to identify lucrative investment opportunities, map potential obstacles and get fast-track and support projects.

  • Ziva Eger Chief Executive of Foreign Investments and Industrial Cooperation Authority
  • Eyal Eliezer Director, Marketing and Strategy
  • Alex Gamarnik Director, Government Relations
  • Gilad Beery Director, Economic Research and Analysis
  • Aviad Tamir Director, Life Science and Healthcare
  • Olga Trabstein Director, Automotive and Transportation
  • Omer Fried Marketing Assistant
  • Tal Gelbert Assistant to Director of Economic Research and Strategy
  • Tal Michael Assistant to Director of Life Sciences and Healtcare

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
  • Madhumitha Ramanathan Co-Head, Global Investor Outreach
  • Varun Sood Principal Investment Specialist
  • Astha Tyagi Senior Investment Specialist
  • Atharv Mankotia Senior Investment Specialist
  • Mitali Khachi Associate

Investments

Israel in India

Prominent Investments

  • Water-gen

    Watergen 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 its 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 into aerospace & 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 2nd largest armed forces and the 5th largest defence budget in the world. 

  • Food Processing

    India is the world's largest milk producing nation. By 2020, Indian food & retail market is projected to touch $ 828.9 bn.

  • IT & BPM

    India is the world's largest BPM destination. The country is transforming into a digital economy with over 450 mn plus internet subscribers, the second-highest after China.

  • Smart Cities

    100 smart cities are coming up in India by 2020 under the 'Smart Cities' Mission. The country is projected to be the 3rd largest construction market globally by 2025.

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