India tour of French President Macron: Agreements signed, declarations stated

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Highlights of France President Emmanuel Macron’s State Visit to India

Emmanuel Macron, President of France, recently made a significant two-day state visit to India. As the chief guest, he participated in the grand celebrations of India’s 75th Republic Day. This report from Reader Wall brings you all the crucial points and outcomes of his visit.

India and France Signs Multiple Agreements

The visit proved rich in results as India and France struck deals across various sectors. The areas touched upon in this exchange included space exploration, defence, civil aviation, public administration, urban development, science and technology, and health.

Besides penning down these agreements, both countries showed mutual agreement on cooperation in several other domains. They relished a sharing on topics like the Unified Payments Interface (UPI), renewable energy, and issues related to visas.

Defence Space Partnership Agreement

An announcement from the Ministry of External Affairs confirmed the signing of a ‘Letter of Intent’ by both nations. The ‘Defence Space Partnership’ is a strategic agreement that focuses on shared interests and collaboration in the area of space defence.

Joint Venture for Helicopters Assembly Line

One of the significant outcomes of the visit includes a deal between TATA Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) from India and Airbus from France. With the objective to enhance domestic aerospace capabilities, the agreement focuses on the establishment of an assembly line for H125 helicopters within India.

Macron and Modi’s Road Show

During his stay, Macron, along with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, conducted a picturesque road show in the historic city of Jaipur, renowned for its pink architecture. Notre présidents visited top tourist sites such as the Amber Fort, the Jantar Mantar, and the Hawa Mahal, embracing the Indian history and culture.

Delhi Visit to Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah

While in Delhi, President Macron paid his respects at the esteemed Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah. This historic religious place is a known center of spiritualism, attracting worshippers from all religions.

The successful visit of the French President not only strengthened Indo-French ties but also set a bright tone for future collaborations.

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