Indo-French Defense Cooperation Promoted on French President Visit

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copyright: Kedar KarmarkarIndia and France are intensifying their cooperation in defence and security sector, expanding ongoing aerospace activities to anti-piracy, maritime security and air defense fields.

A bilateral statement published by the two governments after a recent meeting between India Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and French President Nicolas Sarkozy in December 2010,

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the two countries reaffirmed the support for joint research and development, specifically addressing the Indian ‘Short Range Surface to Air Missile’ program and Kaveri aircraft engine program.

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