India and France: A natural partnership

India and France: A natural partnership

India and France rejuvenated their traditional relationship, and addressed global challenges like climate(जलवायु) change and environment, and geopolitical(भू राजनीतिक) concerns(चिंताओं/संबंधित होना such as China’s growing ambitions in the Indian Ocean region, during French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to India. President Macron has emerged(प्रकट होना/उभरना as the face of a resurgent Europe. New Delhi, eager to play a bigger role in the world, welcomes France’s renewed interest in India as its strategic partner in Asia. In this context, the Macron-Modi joint statement and the Joint Strategic Vision(कार्यनीतिक दृष्टि) for cooperation in the Indian Ocean region are significant, as a response to Beijing’s increasing(बढ़ती करना/फैलाना) influence(प्रभाव/शक्ति) in the region.The cooperation between India and France is crucial(महत्वपूर्ण/निर्णायक) to maintain the safety of international sea lanes for unimpeded commerce and communications in accordance with international law, for countering(मुकाबला) maritime(समुद्री) terrorism(आतंक/दहशत) and piracy(समुद्री डकैती), for building maritime domain awareness, for capacity building and for greater coordination(समन्वय/तुक) in regional/international fora( मंच) in the region.

The strategic depth(गहराई/गंभीरता) and maturity(परिपक्वता/पूर्णता) of the ties between the two countries is evident(प्रत्यक्ष/जाहिर) from the expansion of the defence cooperation between the two countries. Environment and climate change are another arena of cooperation, where both Macron and Modi have shown a preference for result-oriented(परिणाम उन्मुख) action. The International Solar Alliance is the result of such a partnership. The success of the solar alliance could provide the blueprint for future partnerships in other spheres(क्षेत्रों/कार्य) as well. India and France have stepped up their decades-long relationship, moving beyond nuclear energy, defence and terror. As France emerges as the driving force of a rejuvenated Europe and India increases it global engagement(व्यवसाय/वादा), a partnership between the two makes sense.

 

 

Important Vocabulary

1.Countering(मुकाबला)
Synonyms: counteract, foil, offset, oppose, resist
Antonyms: aid, assist, help, support, agree

2.Spheres(क्षेत्रों/कार्य)
Synonyms: circle, orb, planet, apple, ball

3.Depth(गहराई/गंभीरता)
Synonyms: bottom, extent, intensitystarbase, declination
Antonyms: mountain, height

4.Coordination(समन्वय/तुक
Synonyms: allocation, allotment, analysis, arrangement, designation
Antonyms: disorganization, keeping, retention

5.Emerged(प्रकट होना
Synonyms: appear, arrive, come up, crop up, develop
Antonyms: abandon, decrease, disappear, dropfall

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