Fact Sheet: India-Israel Relationship
With a population of 1.2 billion people, India is the world’s largest democracy and has upgraded its relationship with Israel significantly in the last two decades.
As democracies surrounded by mostly authoritarian neighbors, the two countries have improved cooperation in areas of mutual interest and concern. India and Israel have joined together in counterterrorism efforts and increased trade and economic ties, and Israeli high-tech companies and start-ups are increasingly outsourcing much of their development to India. In the field of agriculture, Indo-Israeli cooperation on both the public and private levels encompasses wide-ranging projects, including water management, dairy farming, horticulture and floriculture. Additionally, India and Israel have expanded tourism and cultural exchanges in recent years.