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In France, India has a partner that has never failed it: French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian

The two ministers later gave joint press statements to media in which the French minister said his meeting with Swaraj was marked by a "great convergence of views and shared ambition".

Dec 15, 2018, 19:29 PM IST

Jerusalem embassy move probably not for 2 years: US State Secy

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that the relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem would probably not take place for at least two years.

Dec 08, 2017, 19:09 PM IST

India-France Strategic Partnership acts as a force for peace: PM Narendra Modi to Frenchch Foreign Minister

Jean-Yves Le Drian briefed PM Modi on recent developments in the bilateral relationship as follow-up to the Prime Minister’s visit to France in June 2017.

Nov 17, 2017, 19:03 PM IST

French Foreign Minister arrives in India on two-day visit, to call on PM Modi

Minister Le Drian will call on for wide-ranging talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the State visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to India.

Nov 17, 2017, 08:44 AM IST

French minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to visit India on Thursday

French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian will arrive here on a two-day visit on Thursday to prepare the ground for President Emmanuel Macron's proposed India trip early next year.

Nov 16, 2017, 21:16 PM IST

Frenchman killed in London attack: French minister Jean-Yves Le Drian

A Frenchman was killed and seven others were wounded in the London terror attack, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Sunday during a visit to Tunisia.


Jun 04, 2017, 23:35 PM IST

Final push on Syria's Raqa to begin 'in coming days: France

The international coalition battling the Islamic State group in its Syrian stronghold of Raqa will begin a final push on the city in the coming days.

Mar 24, 2017, 14:33 PM IST

Australia inks mega deal with France for 12 submarines

Australia on Tuesday signed a 50 billion dollars deal with France for 12 sophisticated submarines to be built by French defence major DCNS that was at the centre of a controversy this year surrounding the leak of documents relating to India's Scorpene submarines.

Dec 20, 2016, 12:37 PM IST

ISIS can be eradicated: French minister

French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is voicing cautious optimism about the defeat of the Islamic State group, suggesting the possibility that it can be eradicated.

Apr 21, 2016, 14:56 PM IST

Islamic State bastions `must fall` in 2016: French defence chief

The Islamic State group strongholds Raqa and Mosul "must fall" this year, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said during a speech in Baghdad on Monday.

Apr 12, 2016, 01:52 AM IST

France confirms death of jihadist with Paris attacks links

France on Wednesday confirmed the death of French jihadist Charaffe el Mouadan, who had close links to at least one of the Paris attackers, as it emerged the gunmen coordinated the November 13 assault in real time.

Dec 31, 2015, 01:48 AM IST

Hollande urges Germany to do more in IS fight

Hollande met his closest EU partner yesterday during a week of intense but so far faltering efforts by France to build a coalition to crush IS in its fiefdom in Iraq and Syria.

Nov 26, 2015, 03:28 AM IST

French lawmakers vote to extend air strikes in Syria

President Francois Hollande met his US counterpart Barack Obama at the White House on Tuesday and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Paris on Wednesday as part of a diplomatic push to forge a global coalition against IS.

Nov 26, 2015, 02:29 AM IST

Belgium police arrest 16, Paris fugitive still at large

While Brussels was kept on the highest of four alert levels, the rest of the country remains on a Level 3 alert, meaning an attack is "possible and likely."

Nov 23, 2015, 07:11 AM IST

'France to conduct more strikes against IS in Syria'

 France will launch more air strikes targeting the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and training camps of potential terrorists to ensure its security, the country`s Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said.

Sep 29, 2015, 05:34 AM IST

'French air strikes on Islamic State in Syria in coming weeks'

France will carry out its first air strikes on the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria "in the coming weeks," Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Wednesday.

Sep 16, 2015, 12:37 PM IST

French air strikes on Islamic State in Syria `in coming weeks`: Defence minister

France will carry out its first air strikes on the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria "in the coming weeks," Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday.

Sep 16, 2015, 12:33 PM IST

Islamic State making `significant progress` in Syria`s Aleppo region: France

France`s defence minister said Tuesday jihadists from the Islamic State group were making major gains in Syria, especially in the northern region of Aleppo.

Sep 15, 2015, 22:16 PM IST

Rafale deal: French Defence minister to visit Delhi next week

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will visit India next week during which a government- to-government framework agreement for the 36 Rafale fighter jets is likely to be signed, which will pave the way for inking of the final contract.

Aug 27, 2015, 21:28 PM IST

French defence minister visits Cairo after warplane deal

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian began a two-day visit to Cairo Saturday, just days after France delivered the first batch of 24 Rafale warplanes Egypt bought in a multi-billion-euro deal.

Jul 25, 2015, 14:23 PM IST