Shakir Husain, Bernama's correspondent in New Delhi shares his take from the Indian sub-continent.
NEW DELHI (Bernama) -- Before he embarked on his four-day trip to India last week, French President Emmanuel Macron made his grand intent about Indo-French relations clear.
Taking advantage of Britain's decision to leave the 28-member European Union, France hopes to become the focal point of India's engagement with Europe.
"Your historical partner in Europe was the UK, and I want France to become the new partner," Macron told an Indian journalist.
No, it doesn't look like a modern version of the British-French colonial contests in India in the 18th century.
Both India and France see a convergence of interests in a number of areas, not limited to trade, diplomacy and military.....