Jean-Yves Le Drian is scheduled to visit India

January 2016, Visits
In Brief:


French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is scheduled to visit India shortly to oversee the conclusion of the inter-governmental agreement for direct purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets and clear the path for signing the final agreement.

Both sides are working to conclude the deal ahead of French President Fancois Hollande’s visit to India as the chief guest for the Republic Day parade on January 26. 
“The deal was announced at the highest level politically; so both sides want to make sure it is adhered to,” according to the officials statement. 

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