Macron of France will visit Amer Fort, accompanying the PM on a roadshow in Jaipur

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PM Modi and French President Macron, along with important aides, are scheduled to have dinner at Jaipur’s famous Rambagh Palace and hold talks.

French President Emmanuel Macron, who is the chief guest for the 75th Republic Day, is scheduled to arrive in Jaipur this afternoon. Concurrently, India and France, who are close allies, will be announcing a Defence Industrial Roadmap and a groundbreaking agreement on Defense Space Cooperation. Around 1:30pm President Macron is anticipated to arrive in Jaipur with a44-person delegation that includes powerful ministers of defense, Sebastien Lecomu, and foreign affairs, Stephane Sejourne, as well as the quickly ascending culture czarina, Rachida Dati.

The dignitaries will visit the historic Amer Fort, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will accompany him on a road show that passes by the famous Hawa Mahal and the Old City of the former Rajputana. Before departing for Delhi late on Thursday evening, PM Modi will greet President Macron for bilateral talks and dinner at the Rambagh Palace. He will have support of National Security Advisor Ajit Dobhal and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. With great pomp and circumstances , the Modi administration and the BJP State government have rolled out the red carpet for the dignitaries.

It is believed that the two leaders will have-in depth discussions about a wide range of topics, including the region’s security situation, the conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine, religious extremism, terrorism and the changing Indo-pacific region. It has been discovered that France intends to use India as a major point of reference for its Indo-Pacific strategy. Thus, India will be taken consideration when formulation French policies in the Indo-Pacific, which will also take the rapidly growing Chinese Navy into account. Although a joint statement from the two parties is anticipated tomorrow or following the Republic Day Parade, the two deep strategic allies will present a defense industrial roadmap  that will be firmly based on Prime Minister Modi’s “Atma Nirbhar Bharat” initiative.

To design. Manufacture and certify defense platforms in India, French companies and supply chains will collaborate with Indian partners. Although Indian supply chains will have access to the French market as well, the roadmaps’ main goal is to increase employment opportunities for skilled young people in India. The two nations collaborate closely in civilian space exploration. India and France have a long history in defense and a bright future ahead of them, despite the fact that President Macron and Prime Minister Modi have met often over the past year.

India has already started the process of acquiring 26 Rafale-Maritime multirole fighters for the aircraft carrier INS Vikrant and Mazagon Dockyards Limited will build three more cutting-edge diesel-electric  submarines with assistance from the Naval Group.  Given that India supports deterrence, the two countries are also in discussion about building at least two nuclear attack submarines in India in the future with Drench assistance. Additionally, the two sides have agreed to build submarines at MDL, Mumbai and naval surface combatants at GRSE, Kolkata, for export to third nations.

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