India and France strengthen ties, Paris has agreed to join New Delhi’s Indo-Pacific Oceans’ Initiative (IPOI). IPOI was proposed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the East Asia Summit in November 2019.
The development comes even as French Foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is on an India visit. Earlier in the day, he met India’s External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar. He will also be going to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) headquarters in Bengaluru.