Benjamin Netanyahu is set to hold office for a fifth term, after a neck and neck competition with centrist leader, Benny Gantz.
Post the announcement of the results, Netanyahu will not only secure office for a fifth term but will also become the longest serving Prime Minister of Israel.
Though no party has secured a majority in the 120-member Knesset, the exit polls showed that Netanyahu is in a stronger position to form a coalition government along with right-wing factions.
In a tweet, PM Modi described Netanyahu as a great friend of India, saying New Delhi is looking forward to continuing to work with him to take the bilateral partnership to new heights.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu who appears headed for a victory in parliamentary polls