By Sourabh Mishra

India and France  have a long history of defence ties. It continues with the ongoing Scorpene submarine project and the mirage-2000 upgrade programme and now the 36 Rafale deal. Strong and warm relations between India and France are based on trust that was built up with the passage of time.

One of its cornerstones is our strategic partnership. It is a solid and dynamic partnership, of which the Rafale is a major and emblematic project. It is a strong commitment for the next 40 years as French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told to a reporter. (Source TOI)

For complete interview read-

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Rafale-deal-paves-way-for-India-France-strategic-partnership-for-next-40-years/articleshow/54489541.cms

 

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