No evidence to prove ISIS threat against Hollande's India visit 'real': Envoy
The envoy said that they are used to receiving such threats and they are generally a hoax.
New Delhi: French Ambassador to India Francois Richier on Friday said that the ISIS threat letter warning President Francois Hollande against visiting India is being investigated and there is no evidence till now to prove the threat is 'real'.
"This one, we are still looking to it, so I can't say that it is not true but there is nothing as of now to make us think it's a real threat," Richier said at a press conference here.
He said that they are used to receiving such threats and they are generally a hoax.
"It is nothing new. We receive plenty of them and are generally just to create disorder or to raise the attention of media so they are never proved to be true," he added.
Regarding Hollande's visit to India, he said that the second visit of our President to India will be an occasion to build good relations between the two countries.
Richier confirmed that the French President will be meeting Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
Hollande will arrive in India on January 24 for a three-day visit. He is the Chief Guest for the Republic Day parade in Delhi.