India and France held their annual Strategic Dialogue on 7 January 2021 in New Delhi. Shri Ajit Doval, National Security Advisor led the Indian delegation while the French delegation was led by Mr. Emmanuel Bonne, Diplomatic Advisor to the French President.
The two sides held discussions on a variety of issues including counter-terrorism, cybersecurity, defence cooperation, maritime security, regional and global issues and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region. Both sides reaffirmed the high priority they accord to the India-France strategic partnership and highlighted the convergence of views between the two countries.
Following the Dialogue, Mr. Bonne also called on the Prime Minister, Defence Minister and External Affairs Minister, and met the Foreign Secretary. He also addressed the Vivekananda International Foundation on “France and India: Partners for a stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific.”