National security adviser returns from India after meetings with Modi, officials

National Security Adviser Meir Ben Shabbat returns from a visit to India, during which he visited Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other officials, Hebrew-language media reports.

The visit focused on potential defense deals between Jerusalem and New Delhi, as well as promoting new collaborations on defense, technology and finance.

Ben Shabbat also met his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval, the director generals of India’s Defense Ministry and Foreign Ministry, and heads of local security firms.

He flew on an Air India flight that crossed through Saudi and Omani airspace — a move achieved recently by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat. (Amos Ben Gerschom/GPO)