​India-France Relations: Economic and Strategic Partnership

India and France share a robust partnership encompassing defence, technology, and climate cooperation. Despite challenges like trade imbalances and differing priorities, both nations continue to collaborate on international forums and strengthen economic and strategic ties.

India’s Partnership with France

  • Defence Partnerships: From the Rafale fighter jets to the acquisition of 26 Marine aircraft, France has provided India with advanced defence systems.
  • Technology Transfer: France has facilitated the construction of six Scorpene-class submarines in India, with three more on order.
  • Joint Military Exercises: Regular exercises like Shakti (Army), Varuna (Navy), and Garuda (Air Force) enhance operational coordination.
  • Economic Cooperation: Bilateral trade between India and ....
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