India, France agree to enhance cooperation in maritime sector

New Delhi: The 17th Indian Navy (IN) and French Navy (FN) held discussions and agreed to enhance collaboration and interoperability in the maritime domain.

The staff meetings were held on February 6 and 7 and co-chaired by Rear Admiral Nirbhay Bapna, ACNS (FCI) and Rear Admiral Jean Marc Durandau, Director International Engagements, FN, an official statement said here on Thursday.

The talks witnessed active participation from both sides. Major discussions included operational, training, SME exchanges, etc. Both sides also acknowledged the growing cooperation between the two Navies and agreed to enhance collaboration and interoperability in the maritime domain.

On the sidelines of the Staff Talks, Rear Admiral Jean Marc Durandau, Director International Engagements, also called on Vice Admiral Tarun Sobti, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff and underscored the high level of synergy and interoperability between the navies of India and France. He also visited IFC – IOR.

UNI

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