India, France Sign MoU on Purchase of Rafale Jets


Update: India is privileged to share one of its oldest and most trusted strategic partnerships with France. Our Joint Statement on counter terrorism underscores our determination to combat all forces that sponsor, shelter and support terrorism. From Paris to Pathankot, we saw the gruesome face of the common challenge of terrorism.

  • From locomotives to satellites, archaeological excavations to smart cities; solar energy to nuclear power; our decisions have touched all domains.
  • From security of borders to smart cities to solar energy to nuclear power, we have strengthened our relation.
  • We are very happy that we have formed an agreement for purchase of 36 Rafale aircrafts with France.
  • Our 67th Republic Day will be 5th time a French President is Chief Guest and the first time a country’s troops march with ours.
  • India is privileged to share one of its oldest and most trusted strategic partnerships with France.
  • MoU on the purchase of Rafale aircraft signed between France and India.
  • Indian Railways to buy 800 railway coaches from Alstom, agreement on renovation of Ambala-Ludhiana stations.
  • Implementation of payload agreement for Indian satellite exchanged. ISRO and CNES exchange agreements on nuclear cooperation.Also on infra-red earth monitoring mission. CNES to participate in ISRO’s next mission.
  • 13 documents to be exchanged between India and France.
  • Indian and French journalists wait at Hyderabad House as Hollande-Modi meeting stretches on.

Hyderabad: French President François Hollande is all set to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Monday.  He arrived in India for a three-day visit on Sunday. Mr.Hollande will be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande are likely to focus on inter-governmental issues on Monday. Earlier this morning, the French President also paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi by placing a wreath at the memorial of the Father of the Nation at Rajghat.

“The economic presence of France in India goes back a long way. France is the third biggest foreign investor in India,” says Mr. Sapin. We Want to encourage Indian Government to continue the reform movement it has launched, says Mr. Sapin. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley meets the French delegation under the French Minister of Finance Michel Sapin.

French sources say a series of agreements are to be announced at the Modi-Hollande press conference.  Both heads of state are scheduled to sign a slew documents relating to several areas of cooperation between the two countries.