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The two leaders also discussed regional and global issues of mutual interest.
Prime Minister Modi said that defence cooperation is one of the key pillars of the Strategic partnership between India and France and called for greater cooperation in the 'Make in India' framework in defence manufacturing and joint research and development.
India and France also vowed to strengthen bilateral defence cooperation as a key pillar of the strategic partnership.
The Prime Minister said that he looks forward to receiving French President Emmanuel Macron in India at his earliest convenience.