French, Indian leaders bid to shore up fighter deal

French President Francois Hollande (L) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit the Capitol complex on January 24, 2016 in ChandigarhThe leaders of India and France were looking to shore up a troubled multi-billion dollar fighter jet deal and make a new push on solar energy as they gathered in New Delhi for talks Monday. After beginning a three-day visit to India in the northern city of Chandigarh on Sunday, French President Francois Hollande has headed to the capital to make common cause with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on issues such as combating Islamist extremists and climate change.

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