GPPI-CPR Delegation of Indian MPs to Israel

During the six-day visit, the delegation headed by BJP’s senior Rajya Sabha Member, Dr. Chandan Mitra, participated in discussions on a range of topics (such as Water Management, India-Israel Defence Ties, Bilateral Economic Relations and Status of Women in Israel) with experts at Hebrew University. They met senior officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Centre for Political Research and discussed upon the situation in Syria and on Iran. The delegation attended a presentation on Command and Control System in Public Order and Counter Terrorism by the Jerusalem Police Command and Control Centre Mabat 2000.

A luncheon discussion was organized with the Head of Israel-India Parliamentary Friendship Association, Ms. Yifat Kariv MK and separately with the Chairperson of Knesset Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee, Dr. Ronnen Hoffman MK. The delegation also met Author and Israel Prize laureate in literature Mr. A B Yehoshua in Tel Aviv.

The meetings were interspersed with guided tours to the Israel’s Agricultural Training Facility and Advanced Dairy Farm; Takkadu Advanced Urban Water Management Company; Netafim Drip Irrigation Plant; and IDE Desalination Plant to understand Israeli capabilities in agriculture, water and dairy technologies.

The MPs also visited the Yad va Shem Memorial Museum in Jerusalem. On 1 October, the Members participated in a ceremony at the Indian Soldiers Memorial in Haifa City to commemorate the Indian soldiers who lost their lives during World War I.