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India, France discuss defence and security cooperation

During the talks, India and France reiterated their commitment to take forward their strategic partnership to “ensure peace, stability and security in the Indo-Pacific based on common beliefs in rules-based international order and strategic autonomy”, the external affairs ministry said in a statement.

NSA Ajit Doval and Emmanuel Bonne, Diplomatic Adviser to the President of France co-chaired the annual India-France Strategic Dialogue, in New Delhi.(ANI)
Updated on Jan 06, 2023 05:14 AM IST

Rajnath Singh co-chairs India-France annual defence dialogue with French def min

During the annual defence dialogue in New Delhi, Singh and Lecornu discussed various bilateral, regional and defence industrial cooperation issues.

French defence minister Sebastien Lecornu (L) interacts with defence minister Rajnath Singh during a meeting in New Delhi on November 28.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 28, 2022 08:13 PM IST
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Evening brief: ‘Need 4.5 generation aircraft,' says IAF chief at Jodhpur

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The pilots from the Indian Air Force (IAF) and French Air and Space Force (FASF) pose along with officials during their joint air force exercise 'Ex Garuda-VII' at Jodhpur, Rajasthan on November 8.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 08, 2022 05:27 PM IST

How India can maximise the potential from France’s EU presidency

The study has been authored by Share Malhotra, Foreign Affairs Analyst

This year, France took over the six month rotating presidency of the Council of the EU on January 1, with an aspiring agenda involving regulation of digital giants, minimum wages in Europe, Schengen reform, and enhancing European defence and security complementary to NATO.(AFP)
Published on Feb 23, 2022 01:44 PM IST
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When will India get remaining Rafale jets? IAF chief provides a timeline

Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari also commented on the ongoing India-China border stand-off, noting that although troops have backed off from certain areas in Ladakh, “complete disengagement has not taken place” yet.

Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari (Photo via ANI)
Updated on Dec 18, 2021 11:47 AM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Ready to provide additional Rafale jets to India: France

Indo-France industrial and technological partnership is expected to form an integral part of the talks today between defence minister Rajnath Singh and his French counterpart Florence Parly.

Indian Air Force fighter jet Rafale during a rehearsal for the 89th Air Force Day parade at Hindan base in Ghaziabad on October 6 earlier this year. (PTI / File Photo)
Published on Dec 17, 2021 11:59 AM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

India-France to deepen maritime security, talk Afghanistan

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Emmanuel Bonne, Diplomatic Advisor to President Macron, had a detailed discussion on both countries strengthening maritime security with France willing to supply the latest technology in the sub-surface dimensions including underwater drones.

PM Modi with President Emmanuel Macron at G20 summit in Rome.
Published on Nov 06, 2021 01:05 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Three more Rafale fighter jets take off from France for IAF airbase

With three more fighters joining the IAF, the total numbers of Rafale fighter jets in Ambala will reach 20 with another four expected to join within a fortnight from France.

French manufacturer Dassault is expected to deliver all the 36 Rafale fighter jets within this year(HT photo)
Updated on May 05, 2021 04:30 PM IST
By, New Delhi

IAF set to lease A330 mid-air refueller from France for training

The A330 refuellers of France and UAE air force have been used to ferry as many as 17 Rafale omni-role fighters to India from Merignac-Bordeaux air base since July 2020. Another seven fighters are due to arrive in India in May

The A330 can not only operate with load in thin atmosphere of Ladakh and beyond but also supply fuel to Indian fighters at Himalayan heights with combat radius of 1800 km and 50 tonnes of fuel for four hours.(Representational photo)
Published on Apr 28, 2021 09:05 AM IST

US Congressman lauds Quad plus France naval drill in Bay of Bengal

India and three other Quad member nations- the US, Australia and Japan on Monday joined France in kick-starting a three-day naval wargame in the eastern Indian Ocean in reflection of their growing maritime cooperation amid China's growing efforts to expand influence in the region.

French Navy ships Assault helicopter carrier Tonnerre and Surcouf frigate arrive at Kochi port ahead of France-led 'La Perouse' joint exercise with QUAD members, in Kochi on Tuesday. (ANI)
Published on Apr 06, 2021 07:12 AM IST

India all set for France's La Pérouse naval drill. Here's all you need to know

As many as 150 cadets, from the latest batch of the French Naval Officer Application School, will face the La Pérouse exercise for the last leg of their exams.

The La Pérouse exercise in the Bay of Bengal will see the French Navy joining the navies of India, Australia, Japan and the US – the four members of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad. (PTI)
Published on Apr 02, 2021 01:13 PM IST
By | Edited by Joydeep Bose

Charles de Gaulle carrier to exercise with Vikramaditya in Indian Ocean in April

The month of April will see renewed engagement with France with Foreign Minister Jean Yves Le Drian arriving in India to deliver a lecture at a think-tank and pursue political dialogue with India.

The French strike force is on a mission to fight terrorism,(Pic: Sourced)
Updated on Feb 22, 2021 03:51 PM IST

Harsh Shringla calls for joint efforts to ensure peace in Indo-Pacific

“An Indo-Pacific guided by norms and governed by rules, with freedom of navigation, open connectivity, and respect for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of all states, is an article of faith for India,” Shringla told a workshop organised by the ORF and the embassies of France and Japan.

Foreign secretary Harsh Shringla talked of Indo-Pacific joint effort a workshop to ensure the region remains open and peaceful.(PTI)
Published on Jan 20, 2021 04:01 AM IST
By, New Delhi

India, France air exercise to kick off in Rajasthan today

“As part of Indo-French defence cooperation, the IAF and French Air and Space Force have held six editions of exercises named ‘Garuda’, the latest being in 2019 at Air Force Base Mont-de-Marsan, France,” the IAF said on the eve of the exercise.

The IAF said the two sides would “put into practice operational experience gained across terrains and spectrums and endeavour to exchange ideas and best practices to enhance interoperability”.
Published on Jan 20, 2021 01:01 AM IST
By, New Delhi

On Rafale and deadly Panther choppers, India gets a huge offer from France

France has accepted the Indian request that defence technologies shared with the Indian military should not be given to New Delhi’s adversaries. France’s relationship has already reached a new low with Pakistan after PM Imran Khan attacked President Macron.

France has offered to shift manufacture of Panther helicopters and 70 per cent of assembly line to make Rafale fighter jets to India(Reuters)
Updated on Jan 10, 2021 05:10 PM IST
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