India, France to work together on Atma Nirbhar Bharat efforts in defence sector, digital technology
New Delhi, May 5 (KNN) Welcoming the ongoing "intense cooperation" across all defence domains, India and France have agreed to find creative ways for deeper involvement of French companies in 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' efforts in defence technology, manufacturing and exports according to a joint statement.
A joint statement issued after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met French President Emmanuel Macron underscored that the long-standing armament cooperation is testimony to the mutual trust between the two countries.
Building upon the implementation of the Indo-French roadmap on cyber security and digital technology, India and France dwelled on their willingness to deepen their cooperation on exascale technology, based upon the fruitful collaboration between The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and ATOS (French computers and information technology company), which includes making supercomputers in India, statement added.
Both sides welcomed the ongoing intense cooperation across all defence domains," it said, noting that joint exercises (Shakti, Varuna, Pegase, Desert Knight, Garuda) illustrate efforts towards better integration and interoperability wherever possible. (KNN Bureau)