With growing power tussle in the strategic Indian Ocean, naval military cooperation with France, which could go all the way to Djibouti, will be one of the high points. The naval military cooperation will be over and above the joint military exercises that the India and France already conduct.
Prime Minister Modi and President Macron will co-chair the Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA), on March 11. The ISA is a flagship Indian initiative launched by the Prime Minister and the French President on the sidelines Paris Climate Conference in 2015.
On Sunday, Mr Macron will meet students at the Bikaner House as France aims to get more Indian students in its universities – from the current 5, 000 to at least 10,000 in 2019.