Country Focus

French investments in India on the rise

2018-07-31T13:26:13+00:00March 29th, 2018|2017/2018, Country Focus, UK Edition- April 2018, Year|

Sectors of interest for French companies spanned across nuclear to smart city planning. France, India to pursue nuke power project French President Emmanuel Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged Electricite de France SA (EDF) and India’s monopoly atomic energy producer, Nuclear Power Corp., to accelerate discussions on a contract and start work at the site in Jaitapur, Maharashtra by December. A joint statement issued Saturday by the governments during Macron’s visit to India said: “Once installed, the Jaitapur [...]

Can France become India’s all-weather friend?

2018-05-18T13:02:18+00:00March 26th, 2018|2017/2018, Country Focus, Home Page, UK Edition- April 2018, Year|

India and France have several common strategic objectives and very few, if any, disagreements on major global issues. India also needs powerful friends to prevent its creeping encirclement in its backyard and France needs a reliable ally in the Indo-Pacific, where it has many economic and strategic interests. IGB takes a 360-degree look at this very important but low-profile relationship. Strange things are happening in India’s neighbourhood and in the wider Indo-Pacific theatre. China has stepped up its muscle flexing [...]