India TV News | 05 Nov 2014
Rajnath Singh to visit Israel today, FTA and ISIS threat top agenda
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be visiting Israel today for a bilateral dialogue where he is expected to discuss some pertinent issues including how to tackle the ISIS nuisance. He is also expected to press for India and Israel signing a Free Trade Agreement that is under discussion since 2008.
Singh who is on a 2-day tour to Israel may impress upon the host country to try to resolve ISIS threat through political approach rather than looking for a complete military solution.
He will discuss the need for India and Israel to sign Free Trade Agreement (FTA) as there is a need to diversify trade. As of now, it has been limited to mostly diamond trade.
Rajnath Singh is expected to ask Israel to revoke its decision of not granting short term visas, citing India granting one-year long visas with minimum documentation and employment visas within two weeks.
He is likely to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who recently visited India.