Presenting the French perspective on maritime and military cooperation, President Emmanuel Macron said, "The Pacific and the Indian Oceans can not become zones for hegemonic power and we are, therefore, building a strategic partnership".
The President of France Emmanuel Macron and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, issued a joint statement, stating that the two nations have singed 14 agreements after being in a meeting for 90 minutes.
"Both our countries believe that for world peace, progress and prosperity in the future, the Indian Ocean region is going to play a very important role", he said.
"We're in the middle of revolution on digital era and climate change". Described as a "golden step" by PM Modi in his joint statement with Macron, the deal will facilitate the French and Indian armed forces to receive logistical support, supplies and services from each other during authorised port visits, joint exercises, joint training, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts.
He also hailed France's "commitment" towards making defence and security equipment in India and contributing to Modi's flagship "Make in India" plan to boost local manufacturing.
Sources said there was a communication from the French government recently indicating its eagerness in making an announcement by the two sides favouring additional procurement of Rafale jets for the Indian Air Force. Defence cooperation between the two countries now has a new significance, the French President said. Negotiations over the construction of next-generation nuclear reactors in India have been dragging on for years.
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Prime Minister Modi also welcomed France to invest in India under the "Make in India" initiative.
Modi and President Macron will co-chair the founding conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA), on Sunday. The alliance, launched during the Paris Climate Summit in 2015, is a coalition of the 121-member countries, which work for efficient exploitation of solar energy to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the youth from either country should get to know themselves better in order to strengthen Indo-French ties. For France, India is our priority and has always been.
After his arrival in India, Macron also talked about his personal relations with Indian PM Modi. Modi had visited France in June previous year, immediately after Macron was elected president.
The last visit of a French President to India was in January 2016, when President Francois Hollande was the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations.