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On Day 2 of Modi's Israel visit it was all about the hugs!

Last updated on: July 06, 2017 00:57 IST

After being accorded a welcome fit for the Pope, Prime Minister Narendra Modi began day two of his Israel visit on a high.

Modi signed seven deals, including pacts on agriculture and water management with his friend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin ‘Bibi’ Netanyahu.

Here’s are the highlights of Modi’s second day in Israel. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugs Israeli President Reuven Rivlin upon meeting in Jerusalem. Post their meeting, Modi tweeted an image and wrote, "The President of Israel welcomed me so warmly, he broke protocol. This is a mark of respect for the people of India." Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

Modi shares a bear hug with his Israeli counterpart after they signed 7 deals and delivered a joint statement in which they "vowed to do much more together" to combat growing radicalisation and terrorism and pitched for "strong measures" against those financing and providing sanctuaries to terror groups. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

The two world leaders also shared a working lunch where they discussed ways of enhancing their ties. Photograph: @PMOIndia/Twitter

Modi hugs 11-year-old Moshe Holtzberg, one of the survivors of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, in Jerusalem, Israel. Modi also granted Moshe and his family long-term visas to India saying he was welcome any time. Photograph: PTI Photo

Leader of Opposition in Israel Isaac Herzog also met Prime Minister Nerandra Modi.Herzog, the chairman of the Labour Party, is the son of General Chaim Herzog, who served two terms as the sixth President of Israel from 1983 to 1993. Photograph: @MEAIndia/Twitter

Modi accompanied by Netanyahu also visited the the Israeli Museum for Exhibition on India-Jewish Heritage, in Jerusalem. Photograph: Press Information Bureau

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with Israeli singer of Indian origin Liora Itxhak in Jerusalem, Israel. Modi is expected to address the Indian Diaspora in Israel on Wednesday. Photograph: PTI Photo 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he speaks during a reception for the Indian community in Israel. Modi hailed the contribution of the Jewish community and said that Israel had shown how numbers don't matter.