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Tata Group Chairman N Chandrasekaran Gets France’s Highest Civilian Award

In Business
May 19, 2023

NEW DELHI:
Tata Group Chairman N Chandrasekaran has been given France’s highest civilian
award Chevalier de la Legion d’honneur for his contributions to strengthen the trade relationship
between India and France.

French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna gave the award to Chandrasekaran on
behalf of the French President on Tuesday evening.
 
“Our Chairman N Chandrasekaran receives the Chevalier de la Legion d’honneur from French Minister for
Europe & Foreign Affairs @MinColonna. He was conferred the highest civilian award of France for his
contributions to strengthening the trade relationship between India & France,” Tata Group said in a
tweet.

Similarly, after presenting the award, in a tweet Colonna said 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”. Ambassador of France to India Emmanuel Lenain also in a post on Twitter said, “Dear Natarajan Chandrasekaran, you are a true friend of France”.

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