France Signals Rafale, Nuclear Progress as Hollande Visits India

January 24, 2016 12:44 PM

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France Signals Rafale, Nuclear Progress as Hollande Visits India

France signaled a state-to-state accord with India could be signed on Monday over a deal for 36 Dassault Aviation SA Rafale fighter jets, and that a six-year-old plan to build nuclear reactors in the South Asian nation would see some progress.

President Francois Hollande said he was "rather optimistic" an agreement over the warplanes would be signed tomorrow as he began a three-day visit to India on Sunday in Chandigarh, a northern city designed by French architect Le Corbusier.

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