People-to-people contact necessary for better future of bilateral relations, says PM Modi

Mar 10:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held talks with French President Emmanuel Macron to explore ways to deepen bilateral cooperation, including in the fields of defence, security, trade and investment.
Macron arrived in India on a four-day visit to the country on Friday night and was received by PM Modi at the Delhi airport. During his visit here, the two countries are expected to boost ties, especially in the areas of maritime security and counter-terrorism. New Delhi and Paris will work on renewing and updating the confidentiality agreement in a bid to maintain secrecy on India's deal to buy Rafale fighter aircraft.
Macron is in India till March 12. He received a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday, after which he paid his respects to Mahatma Gandhi, at Raj Ghat. He will also host an interactive session in a Town Hall, in which nearly 300 students from different levels and institutions are expected to participate. Later in the day, Macron take part in a Knowledge Summit which will be attended by more than 200 academicians from both countries. Macron is accompanied by his wife Brigitte Marie-Claude Macron, and a delegation of businessmen and ministry officials. Agencies
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