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French Navy Chief Visits Western Naval Command In Mumbai; Talks Held On Enhancing Cooperation

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  • India and France have been working together more and more, especially in the area of marine security.
  • France is one of the three countries with which India works closely in the key areas of nuclear, space, and defense.

A statement released on Wednesday said that a two-person team led by Vice Admiral Emmanuel Slaars, the Joint Commander of the French Forces Deployed in the Indian Ocean (ALINDIEN), visited the Western Naval Command here and talked about how the two navies are working together more and more.

During the Tuesday meeting, both sides agreed that there is an urgent need to improve cooperation between the two navies. This is in line with the growing relationship between the two maritime countries.

“During the meeting, both sides liked how the two navies were working together more on the water and how they were better able to work together to improve marine security in the area. The meeting also showed how the Indian and French navies were able to work together to make the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) stronger, the report said.

The statement said that the strength of the naval partnership and cooperation can be seen in the steady improvement of interoperability. This is due to regular drills, long-range deployments of ships, and interactions between high-level envoys that are good for both sides.

India and France have been working together more and more, especially in the area of marine security. France is one of the three countries with which India works closely in the key areas of nuclear, space, and defense.

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