French President Francois Hollande today discussed the proposed Jaitapur nuclear power plant, under the Indo-French civil nuclear partnership, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The $10-billion Rafale medium multi-role combat aircraft deal was also discussed. The aircraft are manufactured by French firm Dassault Aviation

This is Hollande’s first official visit to an Asian country since he was elected President of France last year. “This demonstrates the importance of this relationship to our two countries