Next-generation military equipment 2023 – During Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s visit to Paris, India and France agreed to build next generation military equipment as part of a long-term framework, according to French Ambassador Emmanuel Lenain.
The ambassador also said that there is “real” political agreement in France on strengthening connections with India, citing Modi’s discussions with French Senate President Gerard Larcher, French National Assembly President Yael Braun-Pivet, and Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne.
“It demonstrates that when it comes to India in France, there is genuine agreement.” There is no distinction. “Everyone is so supportive, and that is one of the hallmarks of this partnership,” Lenain remarked during a press conference.
Next-generation military equipment 2023
On July 13 and 14, Prime Minister Modi visited Paris, where both parties reiterated their commitment to expanding broad strategic collaboration, especially in defence military equipment.
“Defence cooperation has always been critical for the two countries because we believe that in order to be independent, we must be secure.” And we need strong equipment and technology to be secure,” Lenain said.
The Defence Acquisition Council, chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, approved the acquisition of 26 Rafale-M (naval version) and three-Scorpene submarines from France on July 13.
According to the ambassador, the two nations are developing a plan to generateNext-generation military equipment 2023 and technology.
“We’ve decided to collaborate and co-create the next generation of equipment.” And we’re working on a defensive plan,” he continued, without going into detail.
At the same time, Lenain said that the two sides’ defence collaboration goes well beyond one or two platforms, with both sides wanting to greatly expand it.
Modi’s visit to Paris, according to Ambassador Lenain, reflects “trust and strong partnership” between the two nations.
“It was a very good and significant visit to send a strong message of trust and friendship,” he went on to say.
The ambassador said that there has been some development on the 1650 MW nuclear power plant at Jaitapur, Maharashtra military equipment.
Both parties are in negotiations to settle all difficulties, including civil nuclear responsibility, cost, and techno-commercial issues.
During Modi’s visit, both parties decided to develop a 25-year plan to chart the trajectory of the bilateral relationship until 2047, to commemorate the centennial of India’s independence and the centenary of the two nations’ diplomatic relations.
“The next 25 years will mark a century of bilateral relations,” says the blueprint. “The roadmap is extremely ambitious,” Lenain said.
He said that the two countries are dedicated to strengthening their collaboration in the Indo-Pacific region as well.
Following meetings between Prime Minister Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron, the two countries launched an Indo-Pacific strategy to strengthen regional cooperation.
“Our two countries believe in a free, open, inclusive, secure, and peaceful Indo-Pacific region,” according to the blueprint.
“We believe that the India-France partnership will be a critical pillar of the Indo-Pacific region’s interconnected and intersecting arrangements, as well as indispensable for the Indo-Pacific region’s peaceful and prosperous future,” it added.
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