South Asia and Beyond

‘India Sees France As A Central, Trusted, Resilient, Reliable Partner In An Era Of Turbulence’

NEW DELHI: On ‘The Gist‘, Dr. Garima Mohan, Fellow in the Asia programme, German Marshall Fund of the U.S.(GMFUS), where she leads the work on India and heads the India Trilateral Forum, in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi.

The Gist discusses External Affairs Minister(EAM) Dr S. Jaishankar at the European Union Ministerial Forum on the Indo-Pacific, his meetings with the French Defence and Foreign Ministers Florence Parly and Jean-Yves Le Drian, the EAM’s outlining of “how India sees France” at the Institute of International Relations(IFRI), the India-France defence and security partnership including Rafale jets, Scorpene submarines, “France being fully committed to supporting the ‘Make in India’ initiative and further integrating Indian manufacturers into its global supply chains”, the offer for fighter jets for India’s indigenous aircraft carrier, reports of Safran aircraft engines and Barracuda nuclear powered attack submarines being on the table, AUKUS, Quad, how Indo-Pacific strategies are shaping up in dealing with Beijing’s aggression and whether the crisis over Ukraine is distracting focus from China constrainment.

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