From joint mission with EU navies in the Gulf to technology transfer on Rafales, the latest talks were all about tangible results.
French Defence Minister Florence Parly’s visit to India, for the induction ceremony of the Rafale, is a ringing endorsement of the cooperation between two nations in a multipolar world. Paris’s vigorous checks against Beijing’s nuisance value to create instability is seen as a case in point.
Bilateral trade, business and entrepreneurship opportunities between India and France set to surge as Covid-19 pandemic accelerates the reshaping of the world order and the EU resets its foreign policies.
The recent €7.8-billion defence deal looks to be the first step to propelling India-France relations to new heights.
As Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh flew a sortie in a brand new Rafale fighter jet acquired for the Indian Air Force (IAF) in France, it marked a step change in bilateral ties which are expected to spill over into Make in India gains. India’s Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh, declared the French-made Rafale fighter jet as an exponential boost for the country’s air dominance moments after he flew a sortie at Merignac Airport in Bordeaux, France, in the first of [...]