MUMBAI: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stressed that his country is not an enemy of Pakistan and that the South Asian nation should adopt its attitude to that effect.
The Israeli PM is currently on a visit to India, where he has been busy signing bilateral military and trade agreements with the Hindu-majority country.
People in India have been protesting against his visit in Mumbai, New Delhi and a number of other cities, according to various news reports.
Netanyahu has also backed India’s double-speak over the situation on the Line of Control (LoC) along the Pakistani border as part of his diplomatic efforts to woe the Modi government.
“Pakistan should not behave like an enemy towards us because we do not view them that way,” he said.
Netanyahu also met Bollywood superstars in Mumbai as part of his visit to India.
“I love the Indian film industry and want it to collaborate with Israeli actors and directors,” he said.
The Israeli prime minister also made a visit to PM Modi’s hometown Gujarat and went to the burial place Mahatma Gandhi in Ahmadabad.
During his visit, Netanyahu has signed bilateral agreements with India on cyber-security, science and technology, air transport, film production, oil and gas, solar and thermal energy, and space technology.
Talks for a free-trade deal and the purchase of anti-tank missiles are currently underway.