Death of Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee (17 August 2018)

We were extremely saddened to learn of the death of former Indian prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee.

France extends its condolences to his family and the Indian authorities and people.

A poet, politician and visionary, he had a major impact on India’s history. His name remains linked to Franco-Indian friendship, which he shaped by launching the strategic partnership which has united our two countries since 1998.