Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis is set to make an official visit to India next month.
It is understood that Rabbi Mirvis will meet religious leaders in the country – as well as visiting some of its key historical sites.
The visit of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Britain provides the opportunity to assess the links between his country's diaspora and the Jewish community.
Down the road from more famous, 16th century Paradesi Synagogue of Cochin, south-west India, stands a dilapidated yet even older house of worship.
The Kadavumbhagom Synagogue was founded in 1551 and once housed a Talmud Torah and an adult yeshivah. But it was sold off when most congregants emigrated to Israel decades ago.
England cricketer Moeen Ali has been banned from wearing pro-Palestinian wristbands during test matches.
There was controversy on Monday when the bowler was photographed wearing two bands stating “free Palestine” and “save Gaza”.
Three Israeli diplomats allegedly assaulted an Indian immigration officer in New Delhi airport after a dispute over customs delays ahead of a flight to Kathmandu.
According to the Times of India, the Israeli Foreign Ministry employees held diplomatic passports, which grant them immunity from prosecution.