The Debate

Hollande and Modi: Fighter jet deal dominates state visit (part 1)

How good a travelling salesman is François Hollande? On a state visit to India, the French president finally signed a provisional deal to sell 36 Rafale fighter jets, but the two sides have yet to agree on financing. Is India making the most of its 7.5% growth boom? Just how much is the sale of military hardware a measure of success for both men? What notes can they trade when it comes to terror attacks and stability in the region? And will it mean a more active India on the world stage?

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Produced by Charles WENTE, François WIBAUX and Diaraye BAH.

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