Technology relationships are developing very rapidly between India and Israel in
many directions – agriculture, environment, military, and business among others.
Centers of activity are cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Vizag, and Bengaluru on the
India side and Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, and Rehovot on the Israel side. The action
doesn’t stop with existing technologies, but rather innovative solutions to challenges
on both sides are a major focus of the relationships. Tel Aviv-Vizag has become a key
axis in the high-energy dynamic of innovation between the two countries.
That India and Israel should develop such a special relationship is a reflection of the
nature of the two countries which can even be compared to a marriage. On the one
hand the two sides share many common elements, with very long and deep religious
and cultural heritages that re-flourished with independence from the British for both
countries seven decades ago. On the other hand India’s huge size of 1.4 billion
people contrasts to Israel’s total population of less than 9 million – half the number
of Delhi or of Mumbai alone. The worldview connections and reality contrasts make
for a hot bubbling Sambar or Cholent when entrepreneurs of the two countries get