Thursday, 6 October, 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.

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.