Tuesday, 28 June, 2022

Topic: India-France

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’.

Collaborate or make in India, Rajnath tells French counterpart Parly in defence talks

India & France held Annual Defence Dialogue in Delhi Friday. Visiting defence minister Florence Parly said her country was 'open & ready' to provide more Rafale fighter aircraft.

France ready to provide additional Rafale jets if India requires: Defence Minister Parly

French Defence Minister Florence Parly, who is on a India visit, termed it a 'real achievement' to have delivered 36 Rafale jets on time & said she was happy that IAF is satisfied.

Ajit Doval holds strategic dialogue with France, agrees to strengthen defence & security ties

France’s resolve to expand strategic cooperation with India came nearly 2 months after the new security alliance by Australia, UK and US that had infuriated the French govt.

Australia may have opened the door for India. Like Rafale, a submarine deal is critical

If India aspires to build a capability for a strategic offensive in the Indian Ocean Region, it must enhance its submarine building capacity.

France announces ‘solidarity mission’ for India, to send medical supplies amid Covid crisis

French ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain said the mission, under which oxygen generation plants and ventilators will be sent, is being supported by French companies in India & EU.

French President Emmanuel Macron extends support to India amid Covid crisis

Macron expressed solidarity to Indians facing a resurgence of Covid cases in his message posted on Twitter by French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain.

India, France sign agreement for cooperation over Gaganyaan space mission

Among other things, the agreement provides for Indian astronauts to use French equipment, consumables and medical instruments for missions.

India & France will advance shared post-Covid agenda through close collaboration: Jaishankar

EAM S Jaishankar Tuesday held extensive talks with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian who is on a three-day visit to India to boost cooperation between the two nations.

Clean energy, tech in focus as France looks beyond defence to boost business with India

France is a significant source of FDI in India with more than 1,000 French establishments already present in the country.

On Camera


J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.

Central banks in Asia spend billions to bolster weakening currencies against rising US dollar

Learning from the 1997 Asian financial crisis, central banks have been accumulating dollars to help defend their currencies during periods of wild market swings.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.