Less than a week before he was set to take off, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday (yesterday) cancelled his scheduled visit to India, because of scheduling constraints ahead of the country’s national elections later this month.
On September 9, the Prime Minister had been confirmed to go to New Delhi for a one-day visit, during which he was scheduled to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and possibly sign several bilateral agreements. As per details, business details were on the table especially in the defense sector.
While talking to the reporters, Netanyahu’s spokesperson Shir Cohen said, “The two agreed, due to scheduling constraints, that the prime minister’s visit would take place after the elections.”
This is the second time the Israeli Prime Minister called off his trip to New Delhi this year. Earlier this year, in April, Netanyahu had planned to visit India but deferred it for the Israeli elections which, however, did not produce a clear winner, forcing re-polls.