India recognised Israel as a state in 1950. The ties, however, remained strained between the countries for years.
Then Indian PM Jawaharlal Nehru’s ‘West Asia policy’ wasn’t welcoming for Israel. However, India did seek Israel’s support in the 1962 Indo-Sino war.
India-Israel established full diplomatic ties in 1992, with the inauguration of new embassies and appointment of ambassadors and diplomats.
India-Israel ties took a positive turn in 2016, when the then-Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj visited Israel.
In 2017, Narendra Modi visited Israel, becoming the first Indian PM to do so. He also visited West Bank.
Days after Hamas launched an attack on Israel, Modi spoke to Benjamin Netanyahu. He reaffirmed India’s support to Israel.