Narendra Modi

The joint statement issued following bilateral meetings between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron has been changed, with the new version released on Friday lacking critical details on pending arms accords. References to a roadmap for the combined development of a combat aircraft engine and the construction of three further Scorpene submarines were among the omissions.

They also unveiled a roadmap for combined actions in the Indo-Pacific region, where both countries have vital stakes, and stated that they are nearing completion of an Indo-French development fund to jointly finance sustainable development initiatives by other countries in the region.