Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Israel from July 4-6 on the invitation of Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu.

This will be the first ever visit of an Indian Prime Minister to Israel.

During the visit, PM Modi will discuss with Netanyahu matters of mutual interest and also call on President Rivlin.

He will pay homage to Indian soldiers at the Indian Cemetery in Haifa and address the Indian community at an event in Tel Aviv.

Netanyahu at a cabinet meeting in Israel on Sunday hailed Prime Minister Modi's upcoming visit as historic and described Modi as a friend.

"In the 70 years of the country's existence, no Indian Prime Minister has ever visited and this is further expression of the State of Israel's military, economic and diplomatic strength," Netanyau had said.

India established diplomatic relations with Israel in 1992 and since then the relationship has evolved into a multi-dimensional partnership.

This year both the countries are commemorating 25 years of diplomatic relations and the visit of PM Modi will provide an impetus for deeper bilateral engagement in areas of mutual interest.