India, Israel may team in cyber-defense project


(JTA) — Israel has invited India to participate in a joint effort on cyber defense.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu extended the offer during a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New York on Sunday, according to the Hindustan Times.

The cyber-defense project aims to be a link between civilian and military authorities, the Indian paper reported.

In their meeting, the two prime ministers also discussed potential cooperation in defense, technology, water and agriculture, as well as the dangers posed by a nuclear-armed Iran and Islamic terrorism, according to the Hindustan Times.

In addition, Netanyahu invited Modi to visit Israel, and Modi noted that India is “the only country where anti-Semitism has never been allowed to come up, where Jews have never suffered and lived as an integral part of our society.”

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