The third-largest aviation market will soon be India, according to Prime Minister Modi.
In praising the new Air India-Airbus Partnership agreement, PM Modi noted that it symbolises both the achievements and goals of India’s civil aviation sector as well as the growing relations between India and France.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed optimism that India would soon overtake the United States as the third-largest aviation market. He also noted that numerous new opportunities were emerging in the aerospace industry as a result of India’s “Make in India, Make for the World” policy.
“Whether it is the issue of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region, or global food security and health security, India and France together are making a positive contribution,” said the Prime Minister, who attended the launch of the new Air India-Airbus Partnership via video conference with French President Emmanuel Macron.
According to Prime Minister Modi, “By our Regional Connectivity Scheme (UDAN), rural areas of the country are connected through air connectivity, which is supporting the economic & social growth of people.”
The Prime Minister praised the new Air India-Airbus Partnership agreement, saying it reflected the growing relations between India and France as well as the accomplishments and goals of India’s civil aviation industry.
The largest aviation transaction in history will see the Tata Group purchase 250 aircraft from Airbus. The agreement includes 210 narrow-body aircraft for Air India, owned by the Tata Group, as well as 40 wide-body long-range A350 aircraft.
In a video call with the French President Emmanuel Macron, Ratan Tata, and other world leaders, Airbus Chief Executive Guillaume Faury said, “It is a historic moment for Airbus to help script Air India’s revival.”
In recent years, ties between France and India have gotten stronger. The recent India-France strategic discussion was ended in New Delhi in January between national security advisor Ajit Doval and Emmanuel Bonne, the president of France’s diplomatic staff.
All dimensions of the Indo-French strategic partnership were reviewed during the dialogue, including cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, cyber security, space policy, and important global and regional concerns like the war in Ukraine.
The discussion between India and France, which was the first bilateral visit of the year, aimed to open the door for an ambitious extension of the Indo-French strategic alliance as it celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
President Macron and Prime Minister Modi get along well.
The French President voiced confidence in India’s leadership as it assumed the G20 presidency. Macron emphasised on his official Twitter account that he believes his friend Prime Minister Narendra Modi would bring people together to create peace and a sustainable planet. “One Earth. One Family. One Future,” wrote Emmanuel Macron in a tweet. The #G20India presidency has been assumed by India! I have faith that my friend @NarendraModi will unite us to create peace and a more sustainable world.
At the G20 conference in Indonesia, the two leaders’ most recent official encounter took place. On the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia, PM Modi spoke with the French President about the challenges of civil nuclear cooperation. The two leaders discussed continuous cooperation in numerous fields, including commerce, investment, and civil nuclear. They also applauded the expansion of their mutually beneficial economic relationships.
According to a news release from the Ministry of External Affairs, regional and international problems of shared concern were also covered. One of India’s top international and Indo-Pacific allies is France. Both parties emphasised that the advancement of peace, stability, and security in the Indo-Pacific region depends on their strategic relationship.
Even in CoP 27, the French President praised India for its advancements in the field of renewable energy and noted that the country has “high aspiration levels.”
“Ambition levels in India are strong when it comes to renewables,” he stated in his speech at the COP27 meeting hosted by the United Nations.