India-France talks: Defense industrial partnership ‘roadmap’ has been agreed between India and France. This will pave the way for development and co-production of major military hardware and platforms. It will also promote technical cooperation in many areas including space, ground warfare, cyber world and artificial intelligence.
Announcing the outcome of the talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron in Jaipur last night, Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra also said that Tata and Airbus Helicopters have signed a partnership to produce H125 helicopters with critical indigenous components. Is of.
Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra told a press conference on Friday (January 26) that the India-France defense industry roadmap will also increase cooperation in the areas of robotics, automated vehicles and cyber defense. He said that an MoU was signed between New Space India Limited and France’s Arianespace for the launch of satellites.
#Watch , On defense cooperation between India and France, Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra says, “Both countries have agreed to adopt a defense production roadmap. Now, it is clear from the name itself that this roadmap aims to focus on the priority of defense cooperation… pic.twitter.com/8O3z2KripO
– ANI (@ANI) 26 January 2024
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Kwatra said that PM Modi and Macron also discussed the conflict in Gaza, its various dimensions including terrorism and humanitarian aspects. He said the two leaders also discussed the evolving security situation, possible disruptions and actual developments in the Red Sea.
Macron started his two-day visit to India with a visit to Jaipur on Thursday. The President of France attended the Republic Day celebrations on Friday as the chief guest on duty.
Let us tell you that PM Modi was the guest of honor in the ‘Bastille’ Day Parade organized in Paris on 14th July last year. Earlier, President Macron had visited India in September last year to participate in the G20 summit.
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