IAF may get ‘No Escape’ Meteor missiles in May

News:India has requested for an early delivery of Meteor air-to-air missiles from France. Facts: About Meteor missile: Meteor is an active radar guided beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM). The missile has a strike range of 150 km and no escape zone of 60 km. The no escape zone of this missile is the largest in the… Continue reading IAF may get ‘No Escape’ Meteor missiles in May

Rafale fighter jet

News:Defence Minister has formally received the Indian Air Force’s first Rafale fighter jet from a series of 36 such aircraft purchased from France. Facts: In 2016,Indian government had inked a direct deal with the French government to purchase 36 new Rafale fighter jet. About Rafale fighter jet: Rafale is a twin-engine medium multi-role combat aircraft.It… Continue reading Rafale fighter jet

Iran’s Rouhani says no talks with US until sanctions lifted

Iranian president has ruled out meeting US President until the US lifts sanctions on Iran. This statement came after French President has said that he would try to arrange a meeting between US President and Iran to ease the strained relationship between the two countries. The US and Iran have been locked in a stand-off… Continue reading Iran’s Rouhani says no talks with US until sanctions lifted

G-7 summit

Indian Prime Minister(PM) will be attending the 45th G7 Summit in Biarritz, France. Although India is not a member of the G7 group,Indian PM would be attending the Summit as a special guest on the invitation of French President. The G-7 was created in 1975 as an annual gathering of political leaders to discuss and… Continue reading G-7 summit

France to impose green tax on plane tickets from 2020

France has decided to impose a tax of up to €18 on plane tickets for all flights from airports in France.  The move will take effect from 2020. The new measure is expected to bring in some 182 million euros a year which will be used to fund less-polluting transportation projects. Sweden had introduced a… Continue reading France to impose green tax on plane tickets from 2020

French lawmakers approve 3% tax on online giants

French lower house of parliament has approved a small,pioneering tax on internet giants like Google,Amazon and Facebook. The bill aims to stop multinationals from avoiding taxes by setting up headquarters in low-tax European Union(EU) countries. The bill foresees a 3% tax on the French revenues of digital companies with global revenue of more than 750… Continue reading French lawmakers approve 3% tax on online giants

IAF contingent flies to France to participate in Ex-Garuda VI

The Indian Air Force contingent with its aircraft has left for France to participate in bilateral air exercise between Indian and French Air Force named Exercise ‘Garuda-VI’. This is the sixth edition of Exercise Garuda and is being planned at Mont-de-Marsan,French Air Force Base.The last exercise,‘Garuda V’ was held at Air Force Station Jodhpur in… Continue reading IAF contingent flies to France to participate in Ex-Garuda VI

France welcomes Modi’s proposal for global conference on terror

France has welcomed Indian Prime Minister proposal for a global conference to tackle the threat of terrorism.France said that the fight against terror is at the heart of its priorities. France has also invited India to the upcoming G7 summit.France will chair the G7 summit in 2019 with the theme of combating inequality. The Group… Continue reading France welcomes Modi’s proposal for global conference on terror

Macron, Ardern host Paris summit against online extremism

French President and New Zealand’s Prime Minister has launched a new initiative called “Christchurch Call”.This initiative is aimed at curbing extremism online.India has also signed this initiative. This initiative comes in the backdrop of attack on mosques in Christchurch in New Zealand where gunman had killed people while live-streaming the massacre on Facebook. The initiative… Continue reading Macron, Ardern host Paris summit against online extremism

France,which is G-7 chair,invites India to summit

French envoy to India has said that India will be invited to the upcoming G7 summit.However,this is not the first time India will be present at G7 summit.India was also invited in the 2005 summit. The Group of 7(G7) is a group consisting of Canada,France,Germany, Italy,Japan,United Kingdom and the United States.The European Union is also… Continue reading France,which is G-7 chair,invites India to summit