India and Israel- OCI Card, Air Connectivity, & Israeli Chrysanthemum (Download PDF)


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PM Modi’s visit to Israel resulted in signing of seven agreements on areas including space, tech, and agriculture. The other prominent takeaways of the visit include OCI Card, strategic partnership, and technological fund.

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Image of India and Israel- OCI Card, Air Connectivity

Image of India and Israel- OCI card, Air Connectivity

OCI Card

  • Faster facilitation of OCI cards for Jewish Citizens of Indian origin.
  • OCI card to be given even to those who had served in the Israeli government’s compulsory army service.
  • In general, Indian origin persons with military background are not given Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) card after a high-level committee recommendation.

Conscription in Israel

  • For all Israeli citizens over the age of 18 who are Jewish, Druze or Circassian
  • Exceptions made on religious, physical or psychological grounds
  • Length of compulsory service is two years and eight months for men and two years for women.

Air Connectivity

Launch of a new flight connecting India and Israel- Delhi or Mumbai with Tel Aviv.

Flower Named After PM Modi

New fast growing Israeli Crysanthumun flower named “MODI” after Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he visited Danziger flower farm

Strategic Partnership

  • India and Israel ties elevated to strategic partnership
  • Countries agreed to combat radicalization and terrorism

Other Announcements

  • Establishment of an Indian Cultural Centre in Israel
  • Strong support to promote the practice of yoga in Israel
  • Israel India Innovation Initiative Fund (I4F) - $40 million Israel India Innovation Initiative Fund has been launched as a five-year technology fund

- Published/Last Modified on: August 1, 2017

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