LATEST NEWS AND STATEMENTS
India – Attacks in Hyderabad (21.02.13)
France utterly condemns the attacks that took place in Hyderabad on February 21, 2013, which indiscriminately targeted innocent victims, leaving at least 14 people dead and more than a hundred injured. Our Consul General in Bangalore immediately visited the area in order to express our solidarity with India and to ensure the safety of the French community.
India – Death of 36 people at the Kumbh Mela (11.02.13)
We were deeply shocked to learn of the death of 36 people at the Kumbh Mela pilgrimage in Allahabad. In these tragic circumstances which have plunged India into mourning, France would like to extend its condolences to the bereaved and express its solidarity with the Indian authorities and people.
Meeting between Laurent Fabius and his Indian counterpart, Salman Khurshid (10.01.13)
Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will today receive Salman Khurshid, India’s Minister of External Affairs. This is the first visit to France by an Indian minister of external affairs since 2001. Mr. Khurshid will be received by President Hollande on January 11.
Bonjour India - Festival of France (29.11.12)
Riding the wave of success of the first edition of Bonjour India (2009-2010), the Institut Français en Inde and the French Embassy in India, in association with the Alliance Française India network and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), are all set to unveil the second edition of the festival from January to April 2013.
India – Ferry disaster off the coast of Assam (02.05.12)
In the face of this tragedy, France extends its condolences to the bereaved. It shares the pain of the Indian people and government and assures them of its wholehearted solidarity in this ordeal.
Pakistan - India - Process to normalize trade relations (02.03.12)
France welcomes this decision, which follows the visit to Islamabad by India’s Commerce Minister, Mr. Anand Sharma. It’s the first step in the plan approved by both governments aimed at standardizing economic relations by granting, in a spirit of reciprocity based on the current situation, the most-favored nation status to India.
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