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NSA Ajit Doval meets Minister of the Armed Forces of France Florence Parly

National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on Thursday met Minister of the Armed Forces of France Florence Parly.

Doval has pushed for closer strategic ties with France that included taking on the responsibility of negotiating the final price of Rafale aircraft.

India has also signed a logistic sharing arrangement on the lines of the one signed with Japan on Wednesday.

India recently moved diplomat Jawed Ashraf, who had served in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), from Singapore to France at a time when the ambit of cooperation has widened.

On Wednesday, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla participated in the first webinar with his French and Australian counterparts on the economic and geostrategic challenges and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific.