French and Indian defence chiefs held talks in New Delhi . They discussed ongoing defence cooperation and opportunities under Atmanirbhar Bharat strategy .
New Delhi, India, November 29, 2018 – Gen Gael Diaz de Tuesta, the French Directorate General for Armaments and Director for International Development, held a meeting today with General Anil Chauhan, the Chief of Defence Staff.The two countries discussed ongoing defence cooperation and other opportunities under the Atmanirbhar Bharat strategy during the meeting, according to the tweet from Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff.#France, directed by Gen Gael Diaz de Tuesta, Director for International Development, Directorate General for Armaments (DGA), #CDS today, asked Gen Anil Chauhan, Chief of the Defence Staff, to address ongoing defence collaboration and explore further opportunities under #AtmanirbharB On November 28, he met with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh from the Indo-French annual defence dialogue.Singh and Lecornu discussed several issues in the annual defence dialogue in New Delhi, including bilateral, regional, and defence industry cooperation, according to a tweet.During the meeting, a broad range of issues concerning bilateral, regional, and defense industrial cooperation were discussed.According to a ministry of defense press release, the two leaders discussed bilateral, regional, defense, and defence industrial cooperation topics during the meeting.Singh and Lecornu reviewed the defence cooperation and discussed ways to improve maritime cooperation.They looked at the present state of military-to-military cooperation, which has been growing dramatically in recent years. With awe and joy, Rajnath Singh and Sebastien Lecornu talked about international defense cooperation in Jodhpur during the dialogue.The two leaders discussed current contacts and potential co-production opportunities.Singh and Lecornu agreed that the technical groups would meet early next year to discuss the key cooperation issues.External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met with French Minister of Armed Forces Sebastien Lecornu. S Jaishankar tweeted this evening, welcomed French Minister of the Armed Forces @SebLecornu to MEA.A wide-ranging discussion of recent strategic developments.On Monday, Lecornu met with Ajit Doval, the National Security Adviser.In a tweet, Emmanuel Lenain, France's ambassador to India, said that Doval and Lecornu discussed close analyses of major global and regional security challenges and agreed to expand counter-terrorism cooperation.