The Guard of Honor was accorded to French Minister for the Armed Forces Sebastien Lecornu in New Delhi on Monday. French Minister Lecornu was received by his Indian counterpart in the national capital.
Earlier in the morning French Minister for the Armed Forces Sebastien Lecornu has begun the Delhi leg of his visit and on Monday laid a wreath at National War Memorial.
Taking to Twitter French envoy to India Emmanuel Lenain tweeted, “As he begins the #Delhi leg of his visit, French Minister for the Armed Forces @SebLecornu lays a wreath and pays tribute to India’s valiant soldiers at #NationalWarMemorial.”
Meanwhile, with the Minister of Armed Forces of the French Republic, the 4th India-France Annual Defence Dialogue will be co-chair by Union Minister Rajnath Singh.
Moreover, the French Minister Lecornu will also meet External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Defence Ministry stated.
The French Minister Lecornu also visited Headquarters Southern Naval Command at Kochi to see India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant.
“In #Kochi, French Min @SebLecornu visits #IACVikrant. He praised India on joining the club of nations capable of building aircraft carriers & highlighted the central role of France-India naval cooperation in France’s strategy for the #IndoPacific,” envoy Lenain tweeted.
However, India and France share a friendly relationship and the two countries entered into Strategic Partnership in 1998.
Furthermore, both countries are partners in defense and armaments, strategic autonomy in the defense sector, and many more.