Sunday, 29 May, 2022

Topic: France

We won’t lecture, but want to boost India’s strategic autonomy, says French ambassador

In an exclusive interview to ThePrint, Emmanuel Lenain, envoy of France to India, said the Rafale deal has been an outstanding achievement.

Marine Le Pen to ‘malignant manicheism’ — how science can help us understand populism

History shows that claiming to act on behalf of the 'people' doesn’t necessarily make it so. In fact, it has often led to despotism and suffering.

India, Germany can’t feel guilt about Russia ties. Modi’s Europe trip is in national interest

Modi's trip to Germany, Denmark, France is an opportunity to meet key European leaders and exchange notes about the consequences of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Ukraine, trade, defence & energy security to dominate PM’s Europe trip agenda

In Germany, Denmark and France, Modi will be looking to give a push to the long-pending India-EU free trade agreement, defence cooperation & energy security in wake of the Ukraine war.

Macron’s second term will be harder – his centrism pushed opponents to extreme Left & Right

If Macron loses control of the National Assembly in June, he may be forced into an uneasy co-habitation that will limit his policy options. He knows that.

It is France; It is India! New book celebrates both countries through powerful photographs

Top Indian photographer Raghu Rai has collaborated with French ambassador Emmanuel Lenain to bring out the book, ‘To France in India’.

Is France our ‘new Russia’ – What Macron’s re-election means for India

PM Modi once said France and India were made for each other. Not just because Paris has the odd habit of doing something really different and getting away with it.

Emmanuel Macron’s win is an opportunity for France and the EU

Macron has become the first French president to win re-election since 2002, though with a narrower lead. The French have voted for a France at the heart, not the fringes, of Europe.

NATO finally comes to Ukraine’s aid with response force debut, members send arms, ammunition

After Russia's invasion of Ukraine, NATO has activated its response force. Germany, France and others are sending missiles and other weapons systems amid escalation.

Is hijab a choice? India can’t defend secularism on knife’s edge, like France

The biggest difference between the French and Karnataka versions of 'laicite' is that in France, the public display of all religious symbols is not allowed.

On Camera


Representational image of the seat of the Indian government on Raisina Hill, New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

IAS couple with dog is already UPSC case study. But don’t miss modus operandi behind transfers

‘Punishment’ postings are not new. If you want to punish an IAS officer through transfer, which has been the practice in several states and now Centre, there is no need to search for ‘hard areas.’
File photo of people in masks in China | Representational image | ANI

India, China will soon be ‘economically sick’ after Covid subsides. Here’s how to avoid it

Emerging Asia can fall into an inequality trap after Covid. The poorest have been hit hardest by a reduction in their incomes. But there are remedies.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.