French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the first International Solar Alliance (ISA). As part of this, the leaders reached Varanasi and inaugurated the largest solar power plant in Uttar Pradesh in Mirzapur district’s Chhanvey block.
Back in Varanasi, Modi and Macron will visit the Deen Dayal Hastkala Sankul and will interact with artisans and view a live demonstration of their crafts.
Furthermore, both will then arrive at the famous Assi Ghat in Varanasi, where they will board a boat for a ride along the Ghats of the Ganga,culminating at the historic Dashashwamedh Ghat.
The Prime Minister is also set to host the lunch honour of the French President following which Modi will flag off a train between Maduadih Railway Station in Varanasi, and Patna. He will launch various development projects and address a public meeting at the DLW Grounds in Varanasi.
President Macron arrived in India on Friday. Since then, he has inked deals worth $16 trillion dollars with India, signed a 10-point action plan, advised Indian students and taken their questions on myriad topics, and most importantly, created an outline for India-France strategic partnership with PM Modi.
The highlight of the visit for as yet has been the purchase of 36 Rafale jets over and above the planned 36, that President Macron called the ”heart of India-France strategic partnership”. The government has been hush-hush over the Rafale deal and has kept mum on the doubling of the initial order. Read More