Prime Minister Binamin Netanyahu discussed improved ties with India during a meeting with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. After remarks in English, he told Hebrew media accompanying him on his trip to India, “It is important for the State of Israel that one of the world’s major powers wants to develop close relations in many areas – economics, trade, security and agriculture.”

He continued, “But even while I am here in India, I think of you, IDF soldiers, and of the splendid work that you did yesterday in eliminating another tunnel. We are systematically eliminating the tunnel infrastructure of Hamas and Islamic Jihad; they should not try us.”