Sarkozy's India Visit

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    India is looking forward to host French President Nicholas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni on December 6 and 7, sources have told The Indian Express.

    The dates were proposed by the French in a recent meeting with Indian officials, who agreed. Sarkozy’s itinerary is being worked out, sources said, and will in all likelihood include a stopover in Mumbai and a visit to the Taj Mahal in Agra. Sarkozy visited the Taj during his last visit in January 2008 — he was the chief guest at Republic Day parade — also, but then Bruni was not with him. In fact, that visit was in news more for her absence than for the usual political reasons.

    This time Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has reportedly asked Sarkozy to bring along Bruni.

    India and France are working to wrap up the deal on the supply of two nuclear reactors to India by year-end, so that the agreement can be signed during the French president’s visit.

    http://www.indianexpress.com/news/sarkozy-bruni-to-visit-india-in-dec/646737/
     
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    vishal_lionheart Regular Member

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    In this thread, we post our expectation from Our FRENCH friend. Also they will talk about their Agenda...

    Hope we are already prepare for His visit, as we are for O - BAMBA

    All the best
     
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    PARIS | Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:11pm IST
    (Reuters) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy will visit India in December, officials said on Tuesday, with an eye on increasing French firms' share of the country's 10-year $50-billion defence spending.

    Indian Foreign Ministry officials said the visit will take place tentatively on Dec. 6-7, but the dates are to be confirmed.

    French daily newspaper La Tribune reported the state visit, initially planned for spring, will take place from Dec. 4-7.

    Sarkozy will plead the case for French defence firms to India, which at present prefers weapons from Russian, Israeli and U.S. contractors, the daily said, citing anonymous sources.

    French ties with India hit a snag over commercial disputes and what India felt was a snub after a lightning visit by Sarkozy in 2008, the paper said.

    While Russian, U.S. and Israeli firms have won contracts topping a billion dollars annually, France had just one major contract in 2005 to supply submarines worth $2.5 billion.

    The one (contract) that is advanced enough to be signed during the visit is the modernisation of 51 Mirage 2000-H for 1.5 billion euros ($2 billion), the paper said.

    The contract could reassure Thales (TCFP.PA) and Dassault Aviation (AVMD.PA), who are awaiting a decision from Brazil on the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets.

    India is set to decide on an $11-billion deal for 126 fighter jets where Dassault's Rafale is back as a contender after it was initially knocked out of the race for technical reasons last year.

    Sarkozy's visit could also lead to the finalisation of a contract with nuclear group Areva (CEPFi.PA), which 18 months ago signed a memorandum of understanding for the construction of two reactors at Jaitapur in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

    (Reporting by Bate Felix and Bappa Majumdar in New Delhi; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

    http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-51789720100928
     
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    Here Public, waiting for Rafael offer by Sarkozy.

    Hope, He will offer best of all compititors
     

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