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India-France pact: From helicopters to space, key agreements inked

  • India and France sign agreements on defense space partnership, satellite launches, and joint research in clean energy
  • Commitment to deepen integration in the defense sector, focusing on co-design, co-development, and co-production
  • India's first private-sector helicopter assembly line, a collaboration between Tata and Airbus Helicopters, to produce H125 helicopters with significant indigenous components

27 Jan 2024

During French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to India as the chief guest for the 75th Republic Day celebrations, both nations sealed significant deals spanning defense, space, and technology. The agreements include partnerships in defense space, satellite launches, joint research in clean energy, healthcare collaboration, and cooperation in public administration.

Macron and Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed their commitment to enhancing collaboration in the defense sector, emphasizing opportunities for co-design, co-development, and co-production. The leaders welcomed the adoption of an ambitious Defense Industrial Roadmap, aiming to contribute to India's vision of self-reliance by creating jobs and promoting scientific and technological advancements.


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