FRENCH MINISTER FOR THE ARMED FORCES VISITS INDIA
The French Minister for the Armed Forces, Florence Parly was received by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on October 27, 2017. The Ministers reviewed ongoing initiatives to further strengthen bilateral defence cooperation as a key pillar of the strategic partnership between India and France.
They explored ways for enhancing the scope of their joint exercises, in particular the Varuna naval exercise scheduled in early 2018. The Ministers reiterated their strong intention to further expand bilateral cooperation on counter-terrorism and also agreed to strongly support projects for defence manufacturing under the ÔMake in IndiaÕinitiative as well as promote defence technology and R&D cooperation.