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India and France hold talks on deepening bilateral cooperation

15 Dec 2018

India and France hold talks on deepening bilateral cooperation

India and France today held discussions on deepening bilateral strategic partnership through cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, defense, space, and civil nuclear energy sectors.

IIT-KGP collaborates with French doctoral network in doctoral education, research

07 Oct 2018

IIT-KGP collaborates with French doctoral network in doctoral education, research

IIT Kharagpur and REDOC SPI, a French network of doctoral schools, have come together to strengthen institutional collaboration in doctoral education and research.

Is the Gaganyaan mission a politically motivated vanity project?

07 Sep 2018

Is the Gaganyaan mission a politically motivated vanity project?

On August 15, PM Narendra Modi announced, to the world's surprise and, ironically, to ISRO's surprise, that India would send its astronauts to space by 2022.

India and France announce 'Gaganyaan', ISRO's first human space mission

06 Sep 2018

India and France announce 'Gaganyaan', ISRO's first human space mission

India and France today announced a working group for Gaganyaan, ISRO's first manned mission announced by PM Narendra Modi on Independence Day.

French President Macron in India: France best partner for India

10 Mar 2018

French President Macron in India: France best partner for India

French President Emmanuel Macron is on a four-day visit to India, invited by his Indian counterpart PM Modi. Yesterday, he and his wife Brigitte Marie-Claude Macron were received warmly by Modi at Delhi Airport.

France's Emmanuel Macron arrives in India, gets Modi's hug

10 Mar 2018

France's Emmanuel Macron arrives in India, gets Modi's hug

PM Narendra Modi's greeting of foreign head-of-states indicates a distinct pattern. If he disapproves or doesn't consider them strategically important, he doesn't meet them at the tarmac with his now-famous jhappis, as Canadian PM Justin Trudeau discovered the hard way.

Sustainability initiatives: France extends 3.5 million Euros to Indian cities

10 Jun 2017

Sustainability initiatives: France extends 3.5 million Euros to Indian cities

In a bid to curb emissions and support sustainable initiatives in India, EU and France extended 3.5 million euros to India under the 'Mobilize Your City' (MYC) initiative.