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Macron India visit HIGHLIGHTS: PM Modi greets French president as he arrives For R-Day celebrations

French President Emmanuel Macron Visit India Live Updates: Macron's visit comes as both sides are looking at finalising mega defence deals for India's procurement of 26 Rafale-M fighter jets and three Scorpene submarines. PM Modi was the guest of honour at the prestigious Bastille Day in July 2023.

Aveek Banerjee Edited By: Aveek Banerjee @AveekABanerjee Jaipur Updated on: January 25, 2024 23:39 IST
France, Emmanuel Macron, PM Modi, Jaipur, Republic Day
Image Source : PTI French President Emmanuel Macron and PM Modi hold a roadshow in Jaipur

Macron India visit HIGHLIGHTS: French President Emmanuel Macron has arrived in Jaipur, Rajasthan, a day before the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi on Friday. Macron has been invited as the Chief Guest of the Republic Day celebrations this year, amid a rapid growth in relations between India and France. PM Modi will welcome the French President at 5:30 pm and the two leaders will visit various places of cultural and historical significance in the city, including Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal and Albert Hall Museum.

The two leaders will also attempt to boost bilateral cooperation in a range of areas, including digital domain, defence, trade, clean energy, youth exchanges, and easing of visa norms for Indian students, according to sources. It is expected that India's proposed procurement of 26 Rafale-M (marine version) fighter jets and three Scorpene submarines would also figure in the talks between PM Modi and Macron, as well as the situation in the Middle East, Ukraine and Indo-Pacific.

 

Macron's India visit

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  • 11:38 PM (IST) Posted by Nitin Kumar

    PM Modi greets French president as he arrives For R-Day celebrations

    In an X post, PM Modi said, "Welcome to India, my friend President Emmanuel Macron. I am happy that President Macron begins his India visit from Jaipur in Rajasthan, a land with rich culture, heritage, and talented people. It is a matter of great pride that he will be taking part in our Republic Day celebrations tomorrow, January 26th, in Delhi. His presence not only strengthens the ties between our nations but also adds a significant chapter to our shared history of friendship and collaboration."

     

  • 9:21 PM (IST) Posted by Nitin Kumar

    Macron India visit LIVE: PM Modi and French President's use UPI at tea stall in Jaipur

    Leaders engage in informal exchange at local tea stall

    In a surprising and informal turn of events, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron were seen interacting over a cup of tea during their visit to Jaipur. The two world leaders took a break from official engagements to experience the local culture.

    Digital transactions in focus

    During the impromptu tea session, PM Modi showcased the digital strides in India by using UPI (Unified Payments Interface) to make a payment at the tea stall. This move highlighted India's technological advancements and the growing importance of digital transactions in everyday activities.

    Symbolic gesture of bilateral ties

    The casual yet symbolic meeting at a local tea stall not only showcased the personal rapport between the leaders but also emphasized the strong bilateral ties between India and France. The event provided a unique glimpse into the leaders' camaraderie beyond formal diplomatic settings.

  • 8:11 PM (IST) Posted by Aveek Banerjee

    PM Modi gifts replica of Ram Mandir to Macron in Jaipur

  • 7:20 PM (IST) Posted by Aveek Banerjee

    PM Modi explains UPI payment system to French President Macron in Jaipur

  • 7:15 PM (IST) Posted by Aveek Banerjee

    PM Modi, Macron visit Jaipur's Hawa Mahal after concluding roadshow

  • 6:45 PM (IST) Posted by Aveek Banerjee

    PM Modi, Macron's roadshow in Jaipur gets rousing welcome | VIDEO

  • 6:42 PM (IST) Posted by Aveek Banerjee

    PM Modi and Macron hold roadshow in Jaipur

  • 6:27 PM (IST) Posted by Aveek Banerjee

    PM Modi, Macron take guided tour of Jantar Mantar in Jaipur

  • 6:17 PM (IST) Posted by Aveek Banerjee

    PM Modi meets French President Macron at Jaipur's Jantar Mantar

    PM Modi and French President Macron visit Jantar Mantar, the famous solar observatory established by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, in Rajasthan's Jaipur

  • 5:25 PM (IST) Posted by Aveek Banerjee

    Emmanuel Macron interacts with Indian students at Amber Fort in Jaipur

  • 4:43 PM (IST) Posted by Aveek Banerjee

    Macron interacts with dignitaries at Jaipur's Amber Fort

  • 4:41 PM (IST) Posted by Aveek Banerjee

    PM Modi reaches Jaipur to meet French President Macron

  • 4:14 PM (IST) Posted by Aveek Banerjee

    Macron interacts with Rajasthani artists at Jaipur's Amber For | WATCH

    French President Emmanuel Macron appreciates Rajasthani painting art, interacts with artists, at Jaipur's Amber Fort

  • 4:09 PM (IST) Posted by Aveek Banerjee

    Macron receives traditional welcome at Jaipur's Amber Fort, speaks to school students

  • 4:07 PM (IST) Posted by Aveek Banerjee

    Macron visits Amber Fort in Jaipur with EAM Jaishankar, Rajasthan dy CM Diya Kumari

  • 3:03 PM (IST) Posted by Aveek Banerjee

    Macron welcomed by EAM Jaishankar, Rajasthan CM in Jaipur | WATCH

  • 2:58 PM (IST) Posted by Aveek Banerjee

    French President Macron kicks off his two-day visit to India

    French President Emmanuel Macron kicked off his two-day visit to India by arriving in Jaipur on Thursday, on the eve of Republic Day. He was welcomed by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Rajasthan CM Bhajan Lal Sharma.

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