India-France : French President Visit

Major Outcomes:

  • Indian and French companies have exchanged 19 contracts and agreements worth over 13 billion euros in sectors including new and renewable energy, smart grid, nuclear energy, aviation, cement, telecom among others.
  • India and France have inked strategic pact providing for use of each other’s military facilities including opening naval bases to warships. The agreement reflects growing depth between both countries in defence ties and comes amid China’s growing military expansionism in Indo-Pacific region.
  • Both countries have decided to create an annual defence dialogue at the ministerial level to explore ways to further deepen defence and strategic ties.
  • India and France singed 14 key agreements in strategic areas of security, nuclear energy, protection of classified information and also in field of education, environment, urban development and railways.