Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Monday held video consultations with his French counterpart. ANI has learnt that during the conversation, France expressed keenness on working with India in the Indo-Pacific, especially the western Indian ocean. The discussion was held with Secretary General, MFA of France.
According to informed sources, both countries are very interested and are closely watching developments concerning India's border tensions with China.
Indian and French navies were also fully engaged in the Samudra Setu and Resilience operations respectively to aid people facing difficulties during COVID-19 epidemic.
Both Germany and France in recent discussions with India have also shown interest in greater economic cooperation including enhanced investments, supply chains and partnerships in ICT and technology domains. (ANI)