New Delhi. 23 September 2016. As the excitement and euphoria of signing the Rafale deal lessened Jean-Yves Le Drian, Defence Minister of France met the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Minister Le Drian briefed the Prime Minister on the current status of bilateral defence cooperation. The Prime Minister welcomed the signing of the inter-governmental agreement on purchase of 36 Rafale aircraft earlier in the day, and called for its speedy and timely implementation.
Minister Le Drian expressed condolences for the victims of the cross-border terrorist attack at Uri, J&K on 18 September 2016 and expressed resolve to strengthen bilateral counter-terrorism cooperation. He said that France stands with India in the fight against terrorism.