France’s international affairs minister has agreed with his Indian partner that France and India must work together on a program. A program that will promote a truly multilateral international order. The two ministers decided to meet in New York one week from now, to work on a common program of substantial activities. To safeguard a “truly multilateral international order.” The France ministry said in a statement.
IAF signs deal with France to purchase phased out Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft
In a recent development, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has marked an agreement to purchase phased-out mirages of the French Air Forces. The purchase will help in supporting its fleet of Mirage’s 2000 warrior airplane
Previously, India had inked an agreement with French companies for providing old mirages which arrived at Gwalior last year and have helped in essentially improving functional accessibility
French IT firm Atos to recruit 15,000 people in India French tech firm, Atos, will select around 15,000 individuals in India throughout the running year. Adding people to its current labor force of 40,000 in the nation as it aims to turn into the No. 1 player in the Cybersecurity services in the world.
GRSE and Naval Group of France to Make Surface Ships in India
Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd, (GRSE), a leading warship-building company, signed a memorandum of understanding with Naval Group of France, a leading European maritime defense industry. The two firms will team up in the field of surface ships that will cater to the necessities of India and global naval powers.
Under the MoU, the two commodities will work together and draw in to offer very good quality surface boats. That must depend on the sea demonstrated Gowind design manufacture for the export market. Having worked more than 100 warships for Indian and foreign naval powers, GRSE will work intimately with French and Indian businesses.
Australia has kept India in the loop
Australia had kept India in the loop before it went for the three-sided partnership with the US and the UK – called the AUKUS – Before the declaration on AUKUS Australia’s and Indian PM addressed each other to inform India about the newly formed association.
O’Farrell also communicated trust that Australia will keep on the Malabar Naval Exercise, which it became part of in 2020. The second period of Malabar will happen next month in the Bay of Bengal, where the naval forces of the Quad nations — India, Australia, US, and Japan — will again meet up
India is in a favourable position for France and India alliance
India’s associations with the US, UK, and Australia have worked on significantly throughout the last five years. France as well has been a vital alliance for India. There is extraordinary value of France in New Delhi today, a squabble among its companions is awkward for India. To manage the present circumstance, India can move forward with its own security and defense commitment with France.
For instance, India is intending to purchase more submarines. As there is the contention that it is smarter to have atomic submarines instead of customary ones. Moreover, India has a similar issue as Australia with respect to the Chinese naval force showing up close. France could be an accomplice here — on the grounds that it is an occupant power in the Indian Sea. India has an interest and stake in keeping it there. Simultaneously, India is glad to be a part of the Quad and to work with the Americans, English, and Australians.
If this play of words was significant, India’s strategic engagements with France would grow by leaps and bounds. Supporting India inside the UN Security Council was a definitive showdown of France’s firm determination to remain with India. Among the UN Security Council members, France has stayed perhaps the steadiest accomplice of India in recent years. A spot that remains reserved for the Soviet Association/Russia.