Macron assured Modi of France's continued "commitment to the strengthening of India's strategic autonomy, including its industry and technology base, as part of a close relationship based on trust and mutual respect."
The commitment to stability in the Indo-Pacific region would be under "the framework of the Europe-India relationship and European initiatives in the Indo-Pacific," said a statement released by the French embassy in New Delhi.
Paris has in recent years sought to tighten ties with India. In 2016 the two sides signed a multi-billion-dollar deal for 36 French Rafale fighter jets for New Delhi.
While the agreement is under investigation in France over kickback allegations, it is viewed as a commercial and diplomatic success for Paris.
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