Reciprocal logistics support deal

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A reciprocal logistics support deal has been signed between the respective armed forces of India and France.

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The deal will facilitate the French and Indian armed forces to receive logistical support, supplies and services from each other during authorised port visits, joint exercises, joint training, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts.

The deal, which is similar to the logistical support pact with the US, is an indicator of the strategic depth and maturity in defence ties between the two countries.

SOURCE – PIB.