India, France sign 17 deals; Modi requests Hollande to supply 36 Rafale jets soon

April 10, 2015 5:08 PM

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India, France sign 17 deals; Modi requests Hollande to supply 36 Rafale jets soon

New Delhi: Defence cooperation, fight against terrorism, infrastructure, nuclear reactor, renewable sources of energy, railways, smart cities and tourism were the major topics of discussions between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande on Friday. Calling France among India's most valued friends, Modi said the "two big democracies share similar values" as 17 agreements were signed in Paris.

The agreements included coming together of the two countries on key projects related to railways, urban heritage and tourism sectors among others.

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