Narendra Modi will become the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Israel.
Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj revealed that Mr Modi will travel to the Jewish state at a “convenient” date to further strengthen defence cooperation between the two countries.
Israel has become a major supplier of defence technology to India – from high-tech missile technology to the world’s most advanced airborne radar system.
Bilateral cooperation has become so important for India that Mr Modi’s government has indicated it is open to re-evaluating its policy on the issue of Palestine.
While India recognized the state of Israel in 1950, it has also long supported the cause of a Palestinian state.
Ms Swaraj said she will visit Israel, Palestine and Jordan later this year while Mr Modi’s visit would be planned for a “mutually convenient date”.
Describing Israel as a friendly country, Swaraj said India had never “let down” the Palestinian cause and it will continue to support it.