Here Is All You Need To Know About The 14 Pacts Signed Between India, France

In a major expansion of strategic ties, India and France inked 14 pacts in key areas of defence, security, nuclear energy and protection of classified information besides resolving to deepen cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region and step up joint efforts to contain terrorism. French and Indian companies signed contracts worth USD 16 billion on the first day of President Emmanuel Macron's visit to India on Saturday.

The agreements include education, environment, urban development and railways.

Macron, at a joint press briefing with Prime Minister Modi, said India and France have decided to work together to deal with threats of terrorism and radicalisation. Defence cooperation between the two countries now has a new significance, he said.

Both the leaders also talked about cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.

According to Reuters, Macron's office said some 200 million euros of investment would be made in India. It did not provide a breakdown of the value or details of the business contracts.

HERE ARE THE PACTS SIGNED BETWEEN THE TWO NATIONS:

  1. AGREEMENT BETWEEN INDIA AND FRANCE ON THE PREVENTION OF ILLICIT CONSUMPTION AND REDUCTION OF ILLICIT TRAFFIC IN NARCOTIC DRUGS, PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES AND CHEMICAL PRECURSORS AND RELATED OFFENCES
    Purpose: The agreement shall facilitate the two countries in combating illicit traffic and consumption of drugs and will also impact on the financing of terrorism.

  2. INDIA-FRANCE MIGRATION AND MOBILITY PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
    Purpose: This agreement will facilitate temporary circular migration based on mobility and the encouragement for a return of skills to the home country.

  3. AGREEMENT BETWEEN INDIA AND FRANCE TO FACILITATE MUTUAL RECOGNITION OF ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
    Purpose: The purpose of this Arrangement is to facilitate the mutual recognition of educational qualifications.

  4. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS AND SNCF MOTILITIES, FRANCE ON TECHNICAL COOPERATION IN THE FIELD OF RAILWAYS
    Purpose: The purpose of this MoU is to build upon and deepen the mutual cooperation and focus on priority areas of high speed and semi-high speed rail; station renovation modernisation of current operations and infrastructure; and suburban trains.

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