ECONOMIC AND TECHNICAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF INDIA AND THE REPUBLIC OF FRANCE
New Delhi, 23 January 1958
The Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the French Republic, being desirous of establishing a clear collaboration
in the Economic and Technical fields, have agreed as follows
The Government of the French Republic will facilitate the financing of the manufacture, and of the delivery of, capital goods for
which orders are placed by Indian purchasers with French suppliers in the twelve months following the signing of this Agreement,
upto a total amount of 25 billion francs.
This Agreement will be applicable to the purchase of capital goods necessary for the implementation of the projects in the Second
Five Year Plan in India, as listed tentatively in the Annexure
(a) Contracts proposed to be financed under this Agreement will be submitted for the approval of the competent French and Indian
(b) This approval will indicate
(i) On the French side : Concurrence of the authorities with the provisions of the contract relating to the terms of payments; and
commitment of the authorities to issue the necessary export
(ii) On the Indian side : Commitment of the authorities to issue the necessary licences for import and the permits for transfer of-funds
for payments in accordance with the terms of the contract.
The two Governments agree to promote technical cooperation between the two countries. The French Government will try to intensify
the efforts it has already displayed in this direction, and to satisfy, to the extent of its possibilities, requests made by the
Government of India in this regard, in particular for the provision of technical experts and for. scholarships for higher studies
and training in France.
In view of the special interest they take in fostering such cooperation, the two Governments are prepared to make periodically a
careful examination of the fields in which this cooperation can yield best results.
This Agreement shall come into force upon signature.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the respective representatives, duly authorised for the purpose, have signed the present Agreement in the French
and English languages, both texts being equally authentic.
DONE in duplicate in New Delhi this 23rd day of January, 1958.
For the Government of India:
For the Government of France:
Secretary, Ambassador Extraordinary and Ministry of Finance. Plenipotentiary of France in India.