Jerusalem: The upcoming months would witness a number of high-profile visits from India to Israel even as External Affairs Minister S M Krishna wrapped up a productive two-day visit here on Wednesday.
According to official sources, former minister of state for external affairs Shashi Tharoor and his wife Sunanda Pushkar are scheduled to come around this month end.
The sources said the couple is coming in their personal capacity to attend a conference.
Following them would be Union Minister of Urban Development Kamal Nath, who is likely to visit Israel in mid February.
In May, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal is likely to visit Israel followed by Tourism Minister Sobodh Kant Sahay.
While, diplomatic relations with Israel was set up only 20 years ago, the ties have seen a huge surge especially in the last few years.
Krishna's visit was also the first visit by an Indian Foreign Minister in 11 years.
Sources said both India and Israel are looking at each other as partners especially in the field of agriculture, irrigation, water conservation, renewable energy, defence and homeland security.
Even though India has supported Palestine on a number of international forums, its friendship with Israel has also flourished.
"Our relationship with country does not affect our ties with the others. We have stated position on international issues," a diplomatic source said.