Prime Minister Modi invited as guest of honor for Bastille Day, showcasing strong India-France ties.

Significance of visit: 25th anniversary of strategic partnership and focus on enhancing economic and defense collaborations.

Major deal on jet engine manufacturing to be signed, strengthening defense cooperation.

Indian forces to participate in Bastille Day military parade, symbolizing deepening partnership.

India's pursuit of armed forces modernization, including Rafale jets, to address potential threats.

Visit fosters bilateral relationship, strengthens ties, and promotes cultural exchange.