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18 October 2019 - 20 Tishri 5780 - כ' תשרי ה' אלפים תש"פ
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Chief Minister of Punjab visits Israel E-mail

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, accompanied by a delegation of officials, made a five-day visit to Israel from 21 October. Punjab, a state in northern India, is primarily an agriculturebased region.

Singh had postponed the visit in the wake of the Amritsar train accident in which 59 people were killed and 57 injured on 19 October.

Singh and his delegation visited several facilities and institutions working in sectors such as agriculture, horticulture, dairy and waste-water management to tap opportunities that can address Punjab’s requirements and boost the state’s internal security apparatus.

During his trip, Singh met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel and Minister of Energy and Water Resources Yuval Steinitz. He also visited the cemetery of Indian soldiers who laid down their lives during the War of Liberation of Haifa in 1918. Haifa celebrated the centenary year of its liberation by Indian cavalry units in September, paying warm tribute to the courage shown by them in what is considered by most war historians as the “last great cavalry campaign in history”.

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