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Print edition : April 27, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron watch as Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (right) and France’s Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly exchange the “Reciprocal Logistics Support Agreement” signed between India and France in New Delhi on March 10. Photo: Manish Swarup/AP

In Goa in May 2015, at the conclusion of the Indo-French naval exercise. In the background is the French fighter aircraft Rafale. Photo: By Special Arrangement

A European power joins the efforts of countries such as the United States and Japan to convert India into a regional military counterweight to China.
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