Published On: Fri, Sep 23rd, 2016

Defence Minister of France calls on PM Narendra Modi

The Defence Minister of France, Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian calling on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on September 23, 2016.

The Defence Minister of France, Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian calling on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on September 23, 2016.

New Delhi: France Defence Minister Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian called on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today.

Minister Le Drian expressed condolences for the victims of the cross-border terrorist attack at Uri, J&K on 18 September 2016 and expressed resolve to strengthen bilateral counter-terrorism cooperation. He said that France stands with India in the fight against terrorism.

Minister Le Drian briefed the Prime Minister on the current status of bilateral defence cooperation.

The Prime Minister welcomed the signing of the inter-governmental agreement on purchase of 36 Rafale aircraft earlier in the day, and called for its speedy and timely implementation.

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