Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced purchase of 36 Rafale jets from France in fly-away condition, its Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will be visiting India next week to "set up" negotiations for the crucial deal.
More than 80 percent of French people do not want Francois Hollande to stand for re-election in the next presidential contest in 2017 due to his poor economic record, according to a poll ahead of his third anniversary in power later this month.
Three bare-breasted women making Nazi salutes disrupted a May Day speech by French far-right leader Marine Le Pen as she accused her political rivals of failing to tackle immigration and radical Islam.
President Francois Hollande vowed on Thursday to make an example of any French troops found guilty of child sex abuse in Central African Republic as a judicial source said as many as 14 could be implicated.
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is likely to arrive here next week to hold talks with his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar to carry forward the over USD 6 billion deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets.
The Narendra Modi government`s foreign policy is more "vigorous" and "innovative" than the previous regime, the prime minister having visited 16 countries in 11 months, but there is a dire need for greater integration between foreign policy and defence, experts said.
President Francois Hollande announced on Wednesday that France would increase its defence budget by close to four billion euros over four years, in response to extremist threats after the Paris jihadist attacks.
President Francois Hollande announced Wednesday that France would increase its defence budget by close to four billion euros over four years, in response to extremist threats after the Paris jihadist attacks.
Ukraine`s leader warned on Tuesday that a war with pro-Russian separatists could still break out again as its military said the rebels had greatly stepped up attacks and widened the area of their operations despite a ceasefire.