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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 [...]