March 21, 2023

PM Modi highlights closer relations between France and India in the Air India-Airbus partnership.

The Tata Group’s airline will purchase 210 narrow-body A350 aircraft and 40 wide-body A350 aircraft.


N Chandrasekaran, the chairman of Tata Sons, said on Tuesday at a virtual event attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron that Air India would purchase 250 aircraft, including 40 wide-body aircraft, from Airbus. The airline operated by the Tata Group will purchase 210 aircraft total, including 40 wide-body A350s. In order to purchase the aircraft, Chandrasekaran said a letter of intent had been signed with Airbus.

“We and Airbus have developed a great working relationship. We have signed a letter of intent to purchase 250 aircraft from Airbus, which I’m glad to announce today, said Chandrasekaran.

The agreement, according to Prime Minister Modi, represents both the achievements and aspirations of India’s civil aviation industry as well as the strengthening ties between India and France. He made this statement during the ceremony. He claimed that France and India were positively influencing issues like the security of the world’s food and health supply, as well as the peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.

Remote areas of the nation are connected by air through our regional connectivity scheme (UDAN), which is promoting people’s economic and social growth, according to PM Modi.

Modi’s View

According to India’s “Make in India, Make for the World” strategy, new doors of opportunity are opening up in the aircraft manufacturing sector, he continued.

Macron stated that the partnership between Air India and Airbus demonstrates that the French aerospace company and its partners are fully committed to developing new areas of cooperation with India.

“We’ve accomplished so much with India. Given the potential of Indian people, we have a historic opportunity to go much further “He went on to say.

Macron also encouraged Indians to visit France and participate in the Franco-Indian friendship.

“The abolition of the pandemic should result in increased interactions between our two countries. Students, scientists, artists, businessmen, women, and tourists are all welcome in France, and I encourage Indians to visit and participate in the Franco-Indian friendship.”

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