Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi visited France between 9 April and 12 April 2015 as part of his three-nation tour to France, Germany and Canada.
During the visit, Modi met with French President Francois Hollande and had talks with business leaders of select French companies in defence and infrastructure sectors. The meeting saw India and France agreeing to further deepen and strengthen bilateral ties based on shared principles and values.
The visit saw the signing of 20 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) and Agreements between India and France to give new impetus to bilateral co-operation between the two nations.
The agreements covered the fields of Defence and Nuclear Energy, Space, Economic relations, Railways, Energy, Tourism, Science and Technology, Skill Development and Ayurveda.
Other events that happened during Modi’s visit to France
• He addressed the Indian Community at Carrousel du Louvre in Paris
• He also addressed the UNESCO at its headquarters on the occasion of its 70th anniversary on 10 April 2015
• He gifted India and the Great War - a publication by Ministry of External Affairs at World War-I (WWI) Memorial for Indian soldiers in Neuve Chapelle, France
• He paid homage to the Indian Soldiers at WWI Memorial for Indian soldiers in Neuve Chapelle, France
• He visited the CNES (National Centre for Space Studies) and the Airbus A 380 Assembly Line Facility in Toulouse, France
• He gifted a painting titled Tree of Life, reflecting traditional societal respect for nature in India to the French President Francois Hollande