India and France have bond their relationships, especially in business and combating terrorism, with in the hours after French President Francois Hollande began his three-day visit to India , Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke a protocol to welcome him. Addressing the India-France Business Summit, PM Modi said India and France had huge potential to work together in various fields.

Modi said that India had a lot to offer in terms of skilled workforce and as a market for French products. He 
pitched for investment in India by French companies. India-French signed Sixteen agreements, including one to develop Chandigarh as a smart city. Modi said that india wants to work closely with France. The world has accepted India as a good investment destination. India's talent and the manufacturing (skills) of france can achieve a good sucess. The trust and friendship with France is an asset for us.

India is the fastest growing economy in the world. We have the labour and the market for your products, said by PM Modi. Hollande is to be chief guest at India's 67th Republic Day parade at New Delhi on 26th Jan. Business and economic ties were a vital component of India-French ties.PM Modi tweeted that he had a fruitful meeting with CEOs in Chandigarh and adding that he had met Hollande five times in the past year.
The main agenda of the Indo-French CEO's Forum is to develop, Defence, green economy, smart cities, infrastructure, transportation, water and financial sector.
CEOs of 25 Indian and French companies attended the business summit. 
Modi earlier received Hollande at the Rock Garden, after the French President flew into the city created by French architect Le Corbusier to start his three-day official visit to India. At the Rock Garden, PM Modi and President Hollande greeted each other with a warm handshake and a hug.

Both took a round of a section of the Rock Garden, which was created entirely from waste material by its founder Nek Chand. They then proceeded towards the Capitol Complex, designed and built by Corbusier, and the Government Museum and Art Gallery in Sector 10. Earlier, Hollande was received at the Chandigarh airport by Haryana governor Kaptan Singh Solanki, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher besides senior officers.

Hollande was given a colourful welcome at the airport by 'Gidda' and 'Bhangra' dancers of Punjab. The French president headed from the airport to Hotel Taj, where he stayed (in between) during his nearly six-hour stopover in the city. Chandigarh was put under maximum security cover ahead of the arrival of the French president.

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