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The Mistrals were being built in Saint-Nazaire in northern France, 21 November 2014.
22/04/2015 - France - Russia

France will reimburse Russia if warships are not delivered: French president

Russia would be reimbursed for two Mistral helicopter carriers if they are not delivered and the 1.2-billion-euro contract is cancelled, French President Francois Hollande told reporters Wednesday.

One of the Rafale jet fighters on the Charles-de-Gaulle.
20/04/2015 - France - India

France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft-carrier quits Gulf for India

The French aircraft-carrier Charles de Gaulle has left the Persian Gulf, ending its mission fighting the Islamic State (Isis) armed group to go to India, which has just bought 26 French Rafale jet ...
Russian President Vladimir Putin answers questions of Russians on live television, April 16, 2015, Moscow.
16/04/2015 - France - Russia

Putin says France must reimburse costs for undelivered warships

Moscow will not impose a penalty against France for its decision not to supply two Mistral helicopter carriers due to sanctions, but expects that the country will reimburse the related costs, Russian ...
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the purchase of 36 Rafale jets alongside French President François Hollande in Paris, 10 April 2015.
14/04/2015 - France - India

India signals end of larger Rafale deal

India has signalled the end of talks for a larger deal with French manufacturer Dassault Aviation to purchase more Rafale jets.

French President François Hollande shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi after a joint statement at the Elysée palace
11/04/2015 - France - India

India orders 36 French-made Rafale fighter jets

India has ordered 36 Rafale fighter jets from France in a multi-billion-euro agreement, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in Paris Friday.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a ceremony in Paris, 10 April 2015.
10/04/2015 - France - India

Modi in France to promote Make in India, as Paris pushes Rafale nuclear deals

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday started a two-day visit in France to boost trade and promote his Make in India campaign.
French President François Hollande and his Tunisian counterpart Beji Caid Essebsi visit the Invalides palace in Paris, 7 April 2015
07/04/2015 - FRANCE - TUNISIA

Franco-Tunisian ties on the mend as Essebsi visits Paris

French President François Hollande pledged to build constructive ties with Tunisia on Tuesday as his counterpart Beji Caid Essebsi launched a two-day official visit to Paris, three weeks after ...
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
25/03/2015 - FRANCE

Indian Prime Minister Modi to visit France mid-April

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to visit France on 9-12 April as part of a tour that will also take him to Germany and Canada, officials in Delhi announced on Wednesday.
France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, in Paris, 7 March 2015.
09/03/2015 - France - Morocco

French Foreign Minister Fabius visits Morocco as relations thaw

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius begins a two day visit to Morocco on Monday. He is to meet Moroccan leaders and discuss bi-lateral issues, trade and terrorism.

Rafales at Dassault's factory in Merignac, south-east France
25/02/2015 - France - India

Le Drian in Delhi again as India dithers over Rafale deal

France’s Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian met his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar in Delhi on Tuesday in a fresh attempt to seal a troubled deal to sell India’s air force 126 ...