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Hollande in India to push fighter deal and sale of nuclear reactors

France's president said an agreement was under discussion for India's purchase of 36 Rafale jets, along with a deal for six Areva-built reactors.

France to hand African countries 2bln euros to develop renewable energies

The plan was revealed at the Paris UN climate conference after creation of 121-country alliance led by France and India to up solar-sourced energy.

Inked Indian deal for Rafale fighters 'stalled': report

April deal for 36 of the French jets is hit by dispute over unit prices and degree of manufacturing to be carried out in India, say informed sources.

Indian students in France allowed two years' residence after studies end

The reciprocal agreement between France and India will allow their nationals in either country a 24-month extension of visas post-studies.

India PM seals fighter jet deal during visit to France

Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi said India had agreed to buy 36 Rafale jets which will be built in France, in a deal worth 4 billion euros.

French defence firms ready to build locally for massive Indian market

French firms scout for local partners after the Indian government said new $200-billion defence spending would go on weaponry built in India.

Message sent from brain to brain between India and France

Internet was used to transmit information from one person's brain to another's in a 'technological realisation of the dream of telepathy'.

French diplomat charged in India for raping daughter

Former French consular official Pascal Mazurier is to stand trial in Bangalore for raping his three-year-old daughter, which he denies.

'Don't worry about me' says France's ex-First Lady

Speaking publicly for first time after President Hollande ended their relationship, Valérie Trierweiler says she is fine doing 'useful' charity work.

Trierweiler fulfills last 'first lady' mission in Mumbai

The French president's former partner, from whom he formally separated this weekend, has arrived in India for a pre-planned charity mission.

Trierweiler to visit India at weekend in 'firsty lady' capacity

Valérie Trierweiler will visit Mumbai on Sunday and Monday in a visit organised and funded by a French aid agency, Action Against Hunger.

French soldiers kill Indian nationals amid CAR unrest

French troops guarding the airport at the Central African Republic's capital Bangui, to which rebels are advancing, shot dead two Indian nationals.

French culture minister invites Bollywood to Alps

Aurélie Filippetti urges Bollywood producers to consider the benefits of filming in French Alps during two-day trip with President Hollande in India.

France won’t overturn ban on Sikh turban

Days ahead of President Francois Hollande's visit to India, France says it is not going to overturn the ban on Sikh turban in its schools.

Dassault Rafale 'wins biggest Indian air force fighter jet deal'

India is to buy 126 Dassault Rafale fighter jets in an 11-billion dollar deal that ends a commercial dogfight with Eurofighter's Typhoon, reports say.