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Great Success for the GIFAS Mission to Strengthen French-Indian Aerospace Cooperation and Support the Make in India Policy
April 20, 2018
Business Wire IndiaGIFAS,
the French Aerospace Industries
Association, a driving force
behind French-Indian cooperation, has
head a major industrial mission
from 16 to 19 April 2018.
This mission has been an exceptional
opportunity for the Indian and French aerospace industries
to meet and explore common fields
of win-win cooperation, and all
its objectives have been achieved.
on the very constructive State visit to India
of French President Emmanuel Macron
2018, this mission hence has supported
of French industries
to the “Make
in India” policy, in
of aerospace, defence and
the Chairman of GIFAS and
Chairman of CIDEF
(Council of French Defence Industries), has
led this mission. In New Delhi
he met with several ministers and officials such as
Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman,
Minister of Defence, Mr. Suresh Prabhu,
Minister of Commerce,
Minister of State for Defence,
Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, or Mr.
RV. Deshpande, Minister of Industry and Commerce
of the State of Karnataka.
The delegation has
made stops in New Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai and Hyderabad,
where more than 390 business-to-business meetings
have been co-organised
(Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers) and
of Indian Industry).
This took place
on the occasion
of two seminar dedicated
to the “Indo–French Defence
& Aerospace Cooperation”.
A MoU between GIFAS and SIDM
(Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers)
has been signed
to promote partnerships and
60 French aerospace industrial companies
participated. The major aviation and space
both civilian and defence business interests
– Airbus, Ariane Group, Dassault Aviation, MBDA, Safran and Thales
– not to mention 54 subcontractors, suppliers,
SMEs and equipment manufacturers.
of GIFAS, Eric Trappier, Chairman and
CEO of Dassault Aviation, stated: “This GIFAS
visit is a real success. Cooperation in
the areas of aeronautics and
space will be strengthened by all
the meetings and
interactions we got
this week and
now to implement.
We are glad
to the “Make
policy and strengthen
the strategic partnership between India and France”.