India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is working furiously as a country’s development manager. Roaming around nation-to-nation and bringing home some serious and beneficial bunch of pacts and development & technological ideologies has been key achievements of Modi.
Coming on to the ongoing tour of Indian Prime Minister in Israel, after the long talks between Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu and Narendra Modi, seven pacts were signed by both the sides that cover the segments such as space, water conservation, innovation, and agriculture. There was high expectation regarding the refreshing of the defense-based deal but it remains the same, except with affirmation to emphasize on the development of defense products, which includes technology transfer from Israel, with major stress on the India’s Make in India program and a promise to support stability and security of cyberspace.
The Memorandum is inked amid the National Technological Innovation Authority, Israel and Department of Science & Technology, India to build a joint India–Israel industrial R&D Technological Innovation fund that values $40 Million. Both the nations will put in $20 Million each. Officials that were involved in the negotiations affirmed that the MoU will play an influential role in facilitating Israel and Indian enterprises to carry out joint research and development products, which will lead to the development of technologies and devices that can be applied for commercial purpose. Both the nations have also agreed to work on a program based on India–Israel Development Cooperation in Agriculture amid 2018–2020.
The three deals associated with the water and agriculture to accomplish a strategic partnership is one of the key takeaways for India. However, the media might have expected news related to security and defense, but Israel has a supremacy over water conservation and especially agriculture. Israel is among the countries around the globe that have smartly planned and developed infrastructure for water conservation and supply. It has developed various ways to carry out the agricultural activities that can be carried without rain. This technique will be helpful for India where a majority of the farmers depend on the weather.
Other MoUs also comprise space-related cooperation. This comprises teamwork between the Israel Space Agency (ISA) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) related to Atomic Clocks that are used to set the standard for international time distribution that regulates the wave frequency of global navigation satellite and television broadcasts.
The two leaders also appreciated the recently launched Israeli nano satellites by ISRO, which is said to be a critical milestone of this age.