Addressing a joint media event with Macron, Modi said the two countries have robust cooperation in the fields of defence and security. "We want our (India and France) youth to know each other's countries, understand and work so that thousands of ambassadors are ready for our relations and in this direction we have signed two agreements today", he said.
Companies of India and France signed contracts worth 13 billion euros ($16 billion) on the first day of President Macron's visit to India on Saturday. The Indo-French agreement on reciprocal logistics support for armed forces came almost two years after India signed a similar pact with the U.S. on use of each other's land, air and naval bases.
Both the leaders also talked about cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.
French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in India on Saturday. The French President's visit is aimed at strengthening ties between India and France in the areas of maritime security and counter-terrorism.
Experts at ISRO say they would need anything between Rs 20,000 to Rs 25,000 crore to put an "Indian in space, on an Indian rocket from Indian soil" and they could make that happen within a 7-10 year period after the Indian space agency gets a go ahead from the government.Читайте также: Here's Who Will Replace Sean McDonough In 'MNF' Booth
Mr Macron's visit comes after a somewhat misstep-laden visit to India by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
India and France today chose to step up cooperation in space technology and use it in the maritime domain.
Till Thursday, 60 countries had signed the framework agreement of the ISA and 30 submitted the instruments of ratification.
He will also co-chair the founding conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA). The alliance, launched during the Paris Climate Summit in 2015, is a coalition of the 121-member countries, which work for efficient exploitation of solar energy to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. France is the ninth largest foreign investor in India with a cumulative investment of over six billion dollars from April 2000 to October 2017. For France, India is our priority and has always been.
France mainly exports aircraft, medical instruments, organic chemicals, iron and steel, plastics, pharmaceuticals and chemical products to India.
Modi, who welcomed Macron with a bear hug on his arrival Friday, said the accord was crucial as the Indian Ocean region would play a "very significant role" in the days to come.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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