Narendra Modi, who is planning his next international trip to the Middle Eastern country of Israel, will become the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the Jewish nation.
"No dates have been finalised for Modi's visit which will take place on mutually convenient dates," External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj told PTI. Swaraj added that she will also visit Israel, besides Palestine and Jordan.
"As far as my visit is concerned, it will take place this year. I will visit, Israel, Palestine and Jordan. As far as Prime Minister's visit is concerned, he will travel to Israel. No dates have been finalised. It will take place as per mutually convenient dates," Swaraj said.
No other Indian Prime Minister visited the nation after "full" diplomatic relationship was established with Israel in 1992.
While an Indian PM will visit Israel for the first time in 2015, the Israel government had taken the first step for a bilateral visit in 2003, when the then Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon came to India for the first time.
He transformed bilateral relations from diminutive defence and trade cooperation to the strategic ties of today, PTI reports.
Although no other Indian Prime Minister has visited Israel before, other leaders paid a visit to the Middle Eastern nation. LK Advani visted as Home Minister, and Jaswant Singh and S M Krishna as External Affairs Ministers during Atal Bihari Vajpayee's regime, and Rajnath Singh as the Home Minister during Modi's regime.
Apart from Israel, Modi will visit Turkey to attend G-20 Summit this year, while Swaraj will make a trip to Iran to attend the Non-Aligned Movement Summit later this year.