French President's India Visit: Trade, Energy, Security On His Agenda

French President Emmanuel Macron to visit India from March 9 -12; trade, security, naval military exercises and energy high points of his visit.

NEW DELHI:  Trade, security, naval exercises, nuclear and solar energy, people to people contact and a visit to the Taj Mahal are expected to be the high points when the French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Marie-Claude Macron visit India from March 9 to 12.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mr Macron are scheduled to hold bilateral talks on March 10. "The visit of President Macron is aimed at strengthening the bilateral economic, political and strategic dimension of our engagement," a statement of the Ministry of External Affairs said.

Several significant agreements are likely to be inked. NDTV has learnt from sources that agreements on civil nuclear cooperation, solar energy, and transfer of electric mobility for Indian Railways and Metro lines linked to smart city projects - for cities like Pune and Nagpur - are on the cards. The French President will also visit a solar hub near Varanasi.

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