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India, France ink 14 pacts including on nuclear energy, security

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

and today inked key pacts in the strategic areas of security, as well as protection of classified information after extensive talks between and French Agreements in the field of education, environment, urban development and railways were also signed in the presence of the two leaders. Addressing a joint media event with Macron, said the two countries have robust cooperation in the fields of defence and security. On his part, said and have decided to work together to deal with threats of terrorism and radicalisation. Defence cooperation between the two countries now has a new significance, the French said. Both the leaders also talked about cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region. Macron, who arrived here last night, was given a ceremonial welcome this morning. "Another chapter in the glorious book of our friendship! PM welcomes of at the ahead of the bilateral talks," tweeted along with pictures of the two leaders. is in on a four-day visit.

He was received at the airport last night by Modi, in a special gesture.

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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 14:10 IST