France offering top defense technology for ties with India


NEW DELHI (AP) — India and France on Friday discussed future collaboration and co-production of defense equipment during a visit by the French defense minister, officials said.

Florence Parly and her Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh expressed their commitment to increase defense cooperation in all domains, India’s Defense Ministry said in a statement.

The statement gave no details, but Parly in an interview with The Times of India newspaper ahead of Friday’s talks said she would reiterate France’s commitment to offer the best of its defense technology with a high “Make in India” component.

Parly also met with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and paid tribute to Indian soldiers at the National War Memorial.

France describes India as its “main partner” in the Indo-Pacific region shaken by concerns over the growing influence of China. France expressed its resolve to…

Read more…