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French Minister Parly calls on PM Modi, briefs about defence cooperation

Yesterday, Florence Parly met Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Ms Florence Parly, Minister for the Armed Forces of France calls on PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi. (Photo: @PIB_India)
Ms Florence Parly, Minister for the Armed Forces of France calls on PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi. (Photo: @PIB_India)

French Minister for the Armed Forces met Prime Minister on Saturday and briefed him about the developments in bilateral defence cooperation.

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.

Yesterday, met Defence Minister and decided that India and France will jointly conduct the naval exercise 'Varuna' next year.

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 in India at his earliest convenience.

First Published: Sat, October 28 2017. 15:49 IST
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