French president in India to strengthen strategic ties

January 24, 2016 8:04 AM

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NEW DELHI — French President Francois Hollande began a three-day visit to India on Sunday that could push a multibillion-dollar deal for combat airplanes and closer cooperation on counterterrorism and clean energy.

Hollande landed in the northern city of Chandigarh where Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is due to join him at official engagements.

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