Covid deaths top 1.5 million across Europe

Europe reached the grim milestone of 1.5 million coronavirus deaths on Thursday, as nations scramble to deal with a worsening crisis with winter looming large. In response, France accelerated its COVID booster rollout and Germany weighed in on the new measures, with fatalities and infections rising. The world is ready for the full onslaught of … Read more

Chanel death fuels UK-French tensions over migrant boats

The death of at least 27 people in the English Channel is fueling tensions between Britain and France over how to prevent migrants from crossing the world’s busiest waterway in small boats. Politicians on both sides of the Channel have already failed to avert Wednesday’s tragedy, despite pledges by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and … Read more

In the flux of the European Union, Italy and France to sign new treaty

French President Emmanuel Macron is visiting Rome this week to sign a new treaty with Italy, strengthening ties between the two founding EU members at a time. He will sign the deal with Prime Minister Mario Draghi and President Sergio Mattarella before meeting with Pope Francis on Friday, as the French Catholic Church remains embroiled … Read more

IAF to start upgrade of Rafale fighter fleet from Jan 2022

Having already received around 30 Rafale fighter jets from France, the Indian Air Force will start upgrading its fleet of French-origin fighter jets from January 2022 with India-specific enhancements. “A high-level team of Indian Air Force officers is at Iestres airbase in France to evaluate the performance of the test-fired aircraft with tail number RB-008. … Read more

Afghan region should not become source of terrorism: India, France

India and France have underlined the need to ensure that the Afghan region does not become a source of terrorism and take concerted action against all terrorist groups including Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Hizbul Mujahideen. called upon. At a meeting of the India-France Joint Working Group on Combating Terrorism in Paris, both sides condemned … Read more

Indian NSA in Paris, discuss expansion of Indo-Pacific partnership

India and its traditional strategic partner from Europe, France, have discussed comprehensive measures to expand their partnership in the Indo-Pacific region as both sides face China’s growing belligerence and deteriorating ties between Paris and London as well as Canberra. There is an emphasis on the mutual trust factor. Background of AUKUS. In addition to measures … Read more

India, France to expand defense, security partnership

In a significant move, India and France agreed to strengthen defense and security partnership by enhancing intelligence and information sharing, enhancing mutual capabilities, expanding military exercises and taking new initiatives in maritime, space and cyber domains. The two countries on Friday resolved to expand defense ties at a meeting of the India-France Strategic Dialogue in … Read more