By Surbhi Mahajan
New Delhi .24 July 2018. India is on the way to develop its own sovereign capabilities in the future. Five Indian students will be embarking the highest level of education from the prestigious ISAE-SUPAERO in Toulouse, France with the opportunity to expand their networks and immerse themselves in the French and European culture and way of life.
Claire Thuaudet, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of France in India, welcomed MBDA-ISAE scholarship winners at the Residence of France in New Delhi, at the award ceremony to celebrate their achievement.
Supporting the cause of ‘Make in India’ policy which encourages prime use of domestic skills and manufacturing within India, this development programme also builds up skills of Indian defence professionals, provides commercial knowledge and international understanding.
Claire Thuaudet, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of France in India, during the reception, said, “During his state to India, President Emmanuel Macron had emphasized on France’s aim of annually hosting at least 10,000 Indian students in France’s globally renowned institutions by 2020. The joint MBDA-ISAE is an excellent scholarship programme that helps us to attract talented Indian students to our country and increase the strong educational and industrial partnerships between India and France, especially in Defence, Space and Aeronautics.”
The main role of the ISAE-SUPAERO Foundation is to expand its national and international footprint, in particular by fostering the international mobility of students and research faculty. It helps in financing new pedagogical projects and help students engage in research.
Loic Piedevache, MBDA Group India Country Head said, “These high-potential students will benefit from some of the best opportunities on offer in the defence and aeronautical industry. As a true longstanding reliable partner of India, MBDA is very proud to continue to contribute to such a reputable and important education programme.”
Indian students, who were given scholarships, will be awarded an internationally accredited Msc in Aerospace, Mechanics and Avionics from ISAE-SUPAERO. These individuals are graduates from different Indian Institutions and are chosen by an admissions panel of ISAE. These students will get access to the benefits like visa fee waivers, medical insurance coverage, affordable accommodation, etc offered by Embassy of France and living expenses contributed by MBDA.