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Airbus & Tata Group agree on helicopter deal; India, France unveil defence industrial roadmap

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Airbus & Tata Group agree on helicopter deal; India, France unveil defence industrial roadmap

The two sides also firmed up agreements for boosting engagement in areas of healthcare, education, training and research and sustainable development. It has been agreed that the year 2026 will be celebrated as India-France year of innovation, Kwatra said.

The foreign secretary said the two countries decided to adopt the defence industrial roadmap to identify opportunities for partnership for co-designing, co-development and co-production of military hardware besides building defence supply chains.

The aim is not only to fulfil the defence needs of India and France but also to see if it can be a useful contributor to the security partnership with other countries who might be in use of similar products, he said.

Kwatra said the defence roadmap will provide for technology collaboration in the spheres of air, space, underwater domain awareness, land warfare, robotics, cyber defence, artificial intelligence as also autonomous vehicles and platforms.

The focus would be on defence manufacturing in a manner that can harness the compatibilities and competencies of the two economies in the defence sector, he said.