New Delhi, January 24: French President Francois Hollande’s three-day India tour will start from Chandigarh today afternoon, where he along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will attend a business summit there.Also Read - Land of Afghanistan Should Not Be Used To Spread Terrorism In Any Country: PM Modi at SCO-CSTO Outreach Summit
Following the visit of Hollande, Chandigarh is kept on high alert by the security agencies, where leaders of corporate world of France and India will be attending the summit. Also Read - Recent Developments in Afghanistan Prove Radicalisation Biggest challenge to Peace: PM Modi at SCO Summit | Key Points
Francois Hollande, will be accompanied by a a high level delegation from France and will land at the Chandigarh International Airport today at around 1 pm. Chandigarh known as one of the most ‘beautiful city’ in world was master-planned by Swiss architect Le-Corbusier between 1950 and 1960. Read Also: (Students denied entry to museum ahead of French President Francois Hollande’s visit) Also Read - PM Modi's 71st Birthday: From Record Covid-19 Vaccination to E-Auction of Gifts, How BJP Aims to Make The Day Historic
Before attending the business summit Hollande will be accompanied by Modi for sightseeing at some of the famous tourist spots Rock Garden, Capitol Complex, and Government Museum including Art gallery. Hollande will spend around 15 minutes at each sites.
In Evening, the leaders will fly to Delhi, where Hollande will attend the Republic Day parade as the chief guest. Hollande and Modi will also conduct a meeting on terror related issues to strengthen counter-terror operations between both the countries in the aftermath of Pathankot terror strikes and Paris attack.
Hollande, is the fifth French leader to attend Republic Day celebrations. For the first time in the history of Republic Day parade, French soldiers will also march along with Indian troops at the Rajpath on Tuesday.
Chandigarh, a Union territory is kept on high-alert along with its bordering state. Meanwhile, security personnel in Chandigarh has conducted mock drills on routes to be taken by high profile visitors leading to traffic snarls.