• Tuesday, April 16, 2024


Tata Group chair Chandrasekaran gets France’s top civilian award

French minister Catherine Colonna said that Tata group of companies “is a major player in the Franco-Indian partnership

Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran. (Photo by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP via Getty Images)

By: Chandrashekar Bhat

Tata Group chairman N Chandrasekaran has been given France’s highest civilian award for his contributions to strengthen the trade relationship between India and France.

French minister for Europe and foreign affairs Catherine Colonna presented the Chevalier de la Legion d’honneur to Chandrasekaran on behalf of the French president on Tuesday (16) evening.

Colonna said in a tweet that Tata group of companies “is a major player in the Franco-Indian partnership: I had the pleasure of presenting its CEO, on behalf of the President of the Republic, with the insignia of Chevalier de la Legion d’honneur. Dear Natarajan Chandrasekaran, you are a friend of France”.

Earlier this year, Tata Group-owned Air India had inked a multi-billion dollar deal with Airbus to buy 250 aircraft, which included 210 A320 neo planes and 40 A350 aircraft.

In December last year, Tata Technologies inaugurated its innovation centre in Toulouse, France, to cater for the new-age product engineering and digital requirements of the global aerospace and defence sector.


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