India, France hold military dialogue in New Delhi

India's Air Vice Marshal, Assistant Chief of Integrated Staff, (Military Cooperation), Ashish Vohra co-chaired the two-day 21st edition of the India-France Military Sub Committee (MSC) meeting at the Air Force Station here in the national capital, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.

Moreover, Major General Eric Peltier, General Officer, International Military Relations of the Joint Staff attended the meeting from the French side.

According to the statement, in the meeting which was held on October 16 to 17, both sides discussed ties focussed on new initiatives under the ambit of existing bilateral defence cooperation mechanisms and strengthening ongoing defence engagements.

India-France MSC is a forum established to progress defence cooperation between both nations through regular talks at strategic and operational levels between HQ, Integrated Defence Staff and the Joint Staff HQ of the French Armed Forces, according to MOD press release.

Earlier on October 12, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held a meeting with the French Armed Forces minister Sebastien Lecornu in Paris and emphasized that the India-France partnership has deepened over the years.


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