Bengaluru Space Expo 2014
Ambassador Richier at the opening ceremony of the 4th Bengaluru Space Expo 2014
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Bengaluru, 19 November 2014
Ambassador Richier participated in the opening ceremony of the 4th Bengaluru Space Expo 2014: Celebrating 50 years of Indo-French cooperation in space.
On this occasion, he stressed that such a long-standing partnership is based on a common vision: space activities conducted in France and India at the service of humanity. He congratulated ISRO for the successful MARS mission and CNES/ ESA for the ROSETTA mission, which highlights technological excellence at the service of humankind.
15 May 1964: first protocol agreement on space between France and India.
1965: transfer of the technology of the “Centaure” rocket.
1972: transfer of the technology of the “Viking” rocket engine.
1998: Space defined as a pillar of the Strategic Partnership.
30 September 2008: signature of the current agreement on Space.
October 2011: launch of the Indo-French satellite “Megha-Tropiques”.
February 2013: launch of the Indo-French satellite “SARAL”.
June 2014: launch of SPOT-7 satellite by India’s PSLV.