Rafale flying during R-Day is visible example of strategic ties with France: Jaishankar

Jan 27, 2022

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): As France takes on the EU Presidency, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on January 27 reaffirmed the strong strategic partnership between India and France and said this diplomatic relationship has steadily matured and it's now an opportune time to take it to the next level. During a virtual event, ‘The French Presidency: EU-India Partnership in the Indo Pacific’, Jaishankar said, “Yesterday, we saw the French aircraft flying at the finale of the Republic Day parade. I mention this because it is a visible example of the strategic ties between India and France.” “There is defence, there is nuclear and space, France has been a long-standing partner, a good partner, a reliable partner with whom, certainly it is the desire of our government to grow the relationship and take it to the higher level,” the minister said.