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Analysts say Indo-French naval cooperation will further deepen when French navy ships pay a visit to Kochi port in March. Photo courtesy: French ministry of armed forces(Photo courtesy: French ministry of armed forces)

Quad, France and UAE join hands in 2 naval exercises to dominate Indo-Pacific

By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 07:00 AM IST
  • French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and finance minister Bruno Le Maire will be in Delhi next month while IAF chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria will be in France. At least 8 Rafale fighters will leave for India through mid-air refuelling by UAE between April 19 and April 23.
Exercise involving two sides’ armies, navies, air forces may take place next year.(AFP File Photo)
Exercise involving two sides’ armies, navies, air forces may take place next year.(AFP File Photo)

India, France eye new format of joint army, navy, air force drills to boost defence ties

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2018 08:05 AM IST
The joint tri-service drills came up for discussion when defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman met her French counterpart Florence Parly in Paris last week to explore ways to strengthen bilateral military ties
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