New Delhi: During the Republic Day celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented a replica of the Ram temple in Ayodhya to French President Emmanuel Macron, who had arrived in India as the chief guest.
The consecration ceremony at the temple was attended by PM Modi on January 22. Following this, he extended a warm welcome to Macron in Jaipur, where the two leaders explored the historic city and visited some of its iconic locations.
Macron’s Visit to India: French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Jaipur, Rajasthan, a day ahead of the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi on Friday. Macron is the honored Chief Guest for this year’s Republic Day festivities, highlighting the growing ties between India and France. At 5:30 pm, PM Modi will extend a warm welcome to the French President, and together they will explore various culturally and historically significant locations in the city, such as Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, and the Albert Hall Museum.
The discussions between the two leaders are anticipated to strengthen bilateral cooperation across several domains, including the digital sector, defense, trade, clean energy, youth exchanges, and the facilitation of visa procedures for Indian students, as per sources. Notably, the talks are expected to cover India’s proposed acquisition of 26 Rafale-M (marine version) fighter jets and three Scorpene submarines. Additionally, discussions may encompass the situations in the Middle East, Ukraine, and the Indo-Pacific region.
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