thirteen-member delegation headed by H.E. Mrs Florence Parly, French Minister
for the Armed Forces visited Mumbai on 28th Oct, says a
release. During the visit, H.E. Mrs Florence Parly interacted with Vice Admiral
Girish Luthra, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command.
Aspects related to maritime security cooperation, bilateral exercises, ship
visits, training, equipment, technology and professional exchanges were
discussed. Relations between France and India are being accorded priority
by both sides as seen by the recent high-level interaction between the two
countries. Defense cooperation has also witnessed increased emphasis
by both sides.
between the Indian Navy and the French Navy has, over the years, nurtured into
a strong partnership based on mutual interests. Naval cooperation had
progressed most encouragingly in recent years and the increasing scale of
operational interaction is indicative of a growing understanding between the