South Asia and Beyond

Lookahead To Modi’s France Visit: Substance And Symbolism

NEW DELHI: This week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi travels to Paris and in addition to holding talks with President Macron, he will attend the Bastille Day parade. France has been a reliable partner of India and defence is key to the bilateral strategic relationship. The agenda of Modi’s visit is vast and there could be progress on several defence deals, as StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale, who is in Paris covering the PM’s visit, explains. The visit is rich in both symbolism and substance, he told Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi on ‘The Gist‘. Tune in for more.

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