BENGALURU: Israeli Consul General in Bengalur, Yael Hashavit, feels that India is the country which can take Israel to the next level. She feels the two countries can create magic if they collaborate as business partners.
“In India, companies are big and people know how to manage huge companies. That is why we are looking at better relations with India, a country which has the capacity to take us to the next level,” she said on Tuesday at the Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore.
“We are the start-up nation of the world but we do not have the knowledge to take it to the next level. This is where you need to help us. Israel wants to reach out to India to create bigger companies,” she said.
Talking about developing technology partnerships between entrepreneurial firms in India and Israel, she said the two countries complemented each other as they had much in common. “There is a history of 25 years of diplomatic relations between India and Israel, and a longer history of friendship before that,” she said.
Addressing the IIM-B students she said, “As governments, we can open the doors for you. But you have to make it real and see how you can co-ordinate, negotiate and work with your partners in Israel and take it to the next level.”
India and Israel have deepening political, technological, economic and academic ties. IIM-B and Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University, have been collaborating over the last two years.