French Defence Minister pledges support in fight against terror

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Friday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and pledged his country’s support to India in the fight against terror.

Condoling the deaths at the Uri army camp in a terrorist attack on September 18, Le Drian expressed resolve to strengthen bilateral counter-terrorism cooperation. He said France stands with India in the fight against terrorism.

The French Defence Minister also briefed Prime Minister Modi on the current status of bilateral defence cooperation.

Modi 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.

–IANS

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