This agreement aims to promote a sustainable framework for present and future partnerships and cooperative actions between the French aerospace industry and the Indian defence industry by reaffirming the necessity to expand trade, through stronger economic and industrial cooperation, between France and India, and towards export customers.
“The signing of this MoU between our two bodies is an excellent opportunity to develop the cooperation between France and India and shape the aerospace and defense industry of the future," stated Pierre Bourlot (Managing Director of GIFAS) and Lt Gen Subrata Saha (Director General of SIDM) when they signed the document.
This MoU will allow the implementation of measures to promote a mutually beneficial cooperation in aerospace and defence manufacturing, research & technology, human capital, engineering services, systems integration.
The cooperation will focus on 5 axes of common interest that are:
- The development of business opportunities between members of GIFAS and SIDM
- Training and human capital development
- Research and technology
- Aerospace Industry Policy and Business Environment
- International Trade Issues.