3rd Annual Defence Dialogue between India and France

On 17th December, 2021, the third Annual Defence Dialogue between India and France was held in New Delhi.

Key Highlights

  • In the meeting, a wide range of bilateral, regional, defence and defence industrial cooperation issues were discussed.
  • Both sides reviewed the existing military-to-military cooperation, which has increased in spite of pandemic challenges.
  • Defence industrial cooperation was discussed with focus on future collaborations and co-production between the two countries.
  • They discussed ways to increase defence cooperation in all domains.
  • Recently, India and France concluded their annual bilateral Army Exercise, Shakti, with focus on counter-terrorist operations.
  • Both sides acknowledged their convergences on number of strategic and defence issues. They expressed commitment to work together to enhance cooperation in bilateral, regional and multilateral forums.