Articles tagged under: France

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be on five-day visit to four countries from May 29

May 25, 2017

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a five-day long visit to four countries including Germany and Russia commencing May 29. According to a Ministry of External Affairs(MEA) statement here, the Prime Minister will also visit Spain and France during the trip that would end on June 3. The visit to Germany and Spain will be bilateral in nature while the trip to St Petersburg in Russia is in connection with the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) to be held from ...Read More

FDCA Gujarat signs MoU with century old French company bioMérieu

March 04, 2017
FDCA Gujarat signs MoU with century old French company bioMérieu

Ahmedabad: The Food and Drugs Control Administration –FDCA, Government of Gujarat and bioMérieux, a 115 years old French Company today signed a MoU to establish a training program concerned with microbiological testing technologies and applications for the pharmaceutical and food sectors to better understand the regulatory requirements with respect to the domestic as well as export markets. The MoU was signed here by Hemant G.Koshia, Commissioner FDCA and Nicolas Cartier corporate VP b...Read More

Full text of French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault’s speech at Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2017

January 10, 2017
Full text of French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault’s speech at Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2017

Opening Speech of Mr Jean-Marc Ayrault French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit Tuesday, 10 January 2017 Prime Minister, (Narendra Modi), Minister of Finance, (Arun Jaitley), Chief Minister of Gujarat, (Vijay Rupani) Ministers, elected officials, business leaders and policymakers, Dear friends, It is a true pleasure for me and the French delegation to be with you here today at Vibrant Gujarat. France is a partner countr...Read More

India to get Rafale fighter jets in 3-yr time: IAF chief

December 10, 2016
India to get Rafale fighter jets in 3-yr time: IAF chief

Kolkata: India will get the first tranche of Rafale fighter jets from France in the next three years, Indian Air Force chief Arup Raha said today. "Rafale contract caters for delivery time between 36 months to about 66 months if I am not wrong. So within three years time we will have the first few aircraft delivered to us and within five and a half years we will have two full squadron of aircraft in operation," Raha said at a function here. He said the fighter jets, capable of carrying nuc...Read More

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to address French Parliament

October 17, 2016
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to address French Parliament

Bengaluru: Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will address members of the French Parliament in Paris on October 18 and 19. "Gurudev (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar) will address the members of National Assembly and Senate of France on October 18 and 19 respectively at the behest of Paul Giacobbi, President of India France Parliamentary group and Fran ois Marc, the President of India France Group of Senators," Art of Living said in a release. It said the addresses will focus on conflict resoluti...Read More

Ambassadors of Japan, France visit Gujarat CM

September 30, 2016
Ambassadors of Japan, France visit Gujarat CM

Gandhinagar: High Commissioner of Japan in India Mr Kenji Hiramatsu today called on Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani in capital Gandhinagar. This was a courtesy call according to a statement issued by the State Government. Japan is partner country in Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit since 2009. It is continuing to be partner for Vibrant Summit 2017. There are 60 Japanese companies functional in Gujarat which include Suzuki, Honda, Mitsubishi among others. Some of the issues discussed in ...Read More

India, France ink deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets

September 23, 2016
India, France ink deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets

New Delhi: India and France today signed the Euro 7.87-billion (Rs 59,000 crore approx) deal for Rafale fighter jets, equipped with latest missiles and weapon system besides multiple India-specific modifications that will give the IAF cutting edge capability over arch rival Pakistan. The deal was signed by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and his visiting French counterpart Jean Yves Le Drian sixteen months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced India's plans to buy 36 Rafale fighter a...Read More

French Defence Minister in India: Rafale deal today

September 23, 2016
French Defence Minister in India: Rafale deal today

New Delhi:French Defence Minister Jean Yves Le Drian will arrived here yesterday night for signing of the Euro 7.8 billion deal today for 36 Rafale jets which will come equipped with latest missiles and weapon system, giving IAF a cutting edge over arch rival Pakistan. The deal for the aircraft, the first fighter jet deal in 20 years, will be signed in the presence of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Drian, sources in Defence Ministry said. Also present will be the chief executive off...Read More

Rafale deal cleared, to be signed on Friday

September 21, 2016
Rafale deal cleared, to be signed on Friday

New Delhi: The government has cleared the much anticipated deal with France for 36 Rafale fighter jets which will cost 7.878 billion Euros and will be signed on Friday in the presence of French Defence Minister Jean Yves Le Drian. Defence sources said that deal for the aircraft, the first fighter jet deal in 20 years, comes with a saving of nearly 750 million Euros than the UPA era one, which was scrapped by the Narendra Modi government, besides a 50 per cent offset clause. This means busi...Read More

Every State must fight terror groups on its soil: France

September 19, 2016
Every State must fight terror groups on its soil: France

New Delhi:Condemnations continued to pour in against the Uri attack with France calling on every State to fight effectively against terrorist groups operating from its territory against other countries. France also recalls the importance it attaches to bringing calm and the peaceful settlement of disputes in the region of Kashmir, a French Foreign Ministry statement said. "France most firmly condemns the terrible terrorist attack perpetrated on 18 September against an Indian army camp in t...Read More

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