India and France are united against terrorism, says Hollande

New Delhi: Ahead of his three-day visit to India, French President Francois Hollande said that India and France are "united in their determination to act together against terrorism."

While talking to reporters he backed New Delhi's demand for action by Pakistan in the Pathankot terror attack earlier this month.

On the multi-billion dollar Rafale buyout, the French president said the deal is on the "right track" but agreement on the technicalities might take more time.

Hollande will reach Chandigarh on Sunday and will be received by PM Modi.

He will be the chief guest for India’s Republic Day Parade,

Hollande will be the fifth French leader to be a the chief guest on January 26, the maximum number from any country so far. Earlier, leaders from that country had graced the occasion in 1976, 1980, 1998 and 2008.