French President Hollande's visit

French President Hollande's visit

Deepening French ties

The India-France strategic relationship has generated a sense of comfort between the relevant government agencies. The Hollande visit focussed on initiatives that can strengthen business-to-business linkages and people-to-people contacts

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The French connection just got stronger

The three-day visit to India of French President Francois Hollande underscored the growing political and business relationship between the two countries.

French President Hollande's visit

A most exceptional friendship

The participation of French troops in the Republic Day parade on Tuesday — the first ever by a foreign contingent on Rajpath since Independence — is doubly significant.

French President Hollande's visit

France, India face common security challenge

For India, Republic Day celebrations are an opportunity to recall the centrality and  sanctity of the Constitution and the principles enshrined in it on which the Republic is founded. The security and well-being of ‘We the People’ which resonates with the pulse of the French Revolution must remain paramount, writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor.

French President Hollande's visit

A steely-eyed Francois Hollande arrives in India for business

The atmosphere is Paris is so dense it could be cut with a knife. Despite French protestations of defiance in the face of terror, the habitual insouciance of a people used to doing what they want, when they want, has evaporated. Instead, there’s a feeling of nagging anxiety, a watchfulness quite foreign to this nation of bon vivants.

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India is paying a price for losing its grasslands

Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result,

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IMF expects India's role in Indo-Pacific region to expand

The International Monetary Fund expects India's role in the Indo-Pacific region's development to continue to expand because of its robust growth, but it has to carry out more trade refor...

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