Modi Goes On Boat Ride With French President Hollande

11/04/2015 8:47 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, front second left, French President Francois Hollande, center, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, left, Mayor Anne Hidalgo and Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius enjoy a tour on the Seine River, past Notre-Dame Cathedral, on a pleasure boat in Paris, Friday April 10, 2015. India will purchase 36 of Dassault Aviation's French-manufactured Rafale fighter jets, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday during his visit to Paris. (AP Photo/Benoit Tessier, Pool)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, French President Francois Hollande as well as French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and senior French government officials went on a boat ride along the Seine river. Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar had termed it a "nav pe charcha" - talks on the boat.

After talks between Modi and Hollande, and the inking of 17 agreements as well as announcement of India purchasing 36 Rafale fighter jets in fly away condition as soon as possible, the leaders embarked on a boat ride on the Seine.

Modi tweeted about it.

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