India and Israel pledge to combat terrorism

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India Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu have signed agreements, including on agriculture and space. The two leaders, who made a joint statement in Jerusalem, also referred to the "suffering" of both countries from terror.

Mr Modi said they would work together to combat growing radicalisation and terrorism, including in cyberspace. The visit is seen by some as a turning point in India's position on Israel. The two countries established diplomatic relations only 25 years ago.

Observers note he will not travel to Ramallah or meet Palestinian leaders, as visiting dignitaries often do. Both leaders made several references to terrorism, and talked about the "challenge" of dealing with forces that sought to undermine their countries, as well as "strategic threats to regional peace and stability".

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