Chandigarh, Oct 21 (PTI) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Sunday embarked on a five-day visit to Israel.

Singh had postponed the visit in the wake of the Amritsar train accident in which 59 people were killed and 57 injured on Friday.

Earlier, he was to leave for Israel in the evening of October 19.

Singh left for Israel on Sunday. The Punjab chief minister, who is leading a high-level delegation, will meet several Israeli ministers and top-ranking officials during the visit, officials said here.

The Punjab government would sign two pacts in the fields of agriculture and water conservation with Israel.

Punjab is also interested in tapping into Israel’s state-of-the-art technology and expertise in intelligence and homeland security to boost its security apparatus, the officials said.

The chief minister is accompanied by his media advisor Raveen Thukral, Additional Chief Secretary (Industries) Vini Mahajan, ACS Development Viswajeet Khanna and DGP Intelligence Dinkar Gupta.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.