Macron, who was welcomed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his traditional bear hug on his arrival late Friday, also said "collective security" will be on top of the agenda during talks later Saturday.
Mr Macron, with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his side, said: "Defence cooperation between the two countries now has a new significance".
"The Indian Ocean, like the Pacific Ocean, can not become a place of hegemony", he added in an apparent reference to China.
"European powers such as France and Germany are increasingly anxious about China's behavior". Modi had last visited France in June previous year.
The Indian Air Force has also been favouring procurement of more Rafale jets from France. France congratulates India on its leadership at lORA and the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS).
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"The Joint Strategic Vision of India-France Cooperation in the Indian Ocean Region" stated that India and France share common concerns on freedom of navigation in the region and will tackle challenges to over-flight and threat of weapons of mass destruction.
Several agreements are expected to be signed in various areas.
Agreements in the field of environment and urban development were also signed.
Trade between India and France in 2016-17 touched $10.95 billion (€8.9 billion), with France listed as the ninth largest foreign investor in India with a cumulative investment of over $6 billion (€4.87 billion) from April 2000 to October 2017, according to Indian government figures.
But the project has since run into stiff opposition from environmentalists concerned about seismic activity in the area and fears about the safety of nuclear power in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.
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Harry's mother Princess Diana was also known for her warm relationship with people and hugged them on multiple occasions. He brought her over to meet his fiancée, actress Meghan Markle .
Earlier in the day, Mr Macron spoke about his personal rapport with Mr Modi which was established after their meeting in Paris a year ago. "Our two great democracies have a historic relationship", he said, adding that cultural ties to much reach newer highs.
Departing from protocol, PM Modi received Macron at the airport on Friday night in a special gesture.
"You welcomed me in Paris past year with an open heart and a lot of warmth".
In the meeting, Parly said extending the current deal will further bolster defence cooperation between the two countries, they said.
After the little press conference addressed by the two leaders, Macron moved to attend the Knowledge Summit, attended by more than 200 academicians from both sides and addressed the Indian youth, who are the future of not just India but the world.
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The French President stated that the visit will open a new era of strategic partnership in the coming decades. He will visit the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Modi Varanasi on March 12.