French President Emmanuel Macron interacts with students at Bikaner House

French President Emmanuel Macron interacts with students at Bikaner House

Addressing a joint presser with Macron, PM Modi underlined that the two countries have robust cooperation in the fields of defence and security and highlighted the solar alliance and cooperation between the two countries in the fields of technology, space and counterterrorism as well.

During a bilateral meeting between French President Emmanuel Macron, who is on a four-day visit here, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as many as 14 agreements were signed ranging from defence to solar energy. During the statement, Modi once again welcomed Macron in India, remembering how he had been welcomed in France, adding that even though the strategic partnership of the two nation is only 20 years old, the spiritual relationship is even older. The ISA was a flagship Indian initiative launched by Modi and former French President Francois Hollande on the sidelines of the Paris Climate Conference in 2015. "Defence cooperation between the two countries now has a new significance".

"In the future, Indian Ocean will play a crucial role in peace and stability, whether it is about environment or freedom of navigation", said the Indian Prime Minister.

India had signed a government-to-government deal with France in 2016 to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets at a cost of about the Rs 58,000-crore.

He said the first one is to open a new era in the India-France Strategic Partnership "in terms of defence and security, in terms of research and science, especially in terms of our youth, higher education and science".

Both leaders also took note of the commissioning of INS Kalvari, the first Scorpene submarine made in India by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd. (MDL) in collaboration with French shipbuilder Naval Group under the Indian Navy "Project 75" programme, according to the joint statement.

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France has three Indian Ocean territories - Reunion, Mayotte and the French Southern and Antarctic Lands - comprising a total of nearly 1 million French citizens.

Global equipment makers have been hesitant to move forward with projects in India because the nation's nuclear liability law exposes reactor suppliers to claims for damages during an accident.

Another pact provides for a way forward for the implementation of the Jaitapur nuclear power project.

Another agreement envisages reciprocal logistical support between the two countries' armed forces.

"I think we (India and France) have very good chemistry". France is the ninth largest foreign investor in India with a cumulative investment of over six billion dollars from April 2000 to October 2017. Our bilateral trade of about US$ 11 billion is far below potential.

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