Chandigarh, Jan 24: French President Francois Hollande on Sunday began the economic part of his three-day India visit meeting, along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, chief executives of Indian and French companies.
The two leaders will later attend the India-France Business Summit here.
"Getting to the economic deliberations... both leaders interact with the Indo-French CEO forum. @Elysee," tweeted the Indian Prime Minister's Office.
Modi earlier met Hollande at the Rock Garden created by Nek Chand in this iconic city designed by French architect Le Corbusier.
Hollande, who is to be chief guest at India's 67th Republic Day parade, earlier touched down in Chandigarh to begin his three-day visit.
During Hollande's stay in India, France is likely to sign a memorandum of understanding to help Chandigarh develop as a smart city, official sources said.
France has committed to help three Indian cities -- Chandigarh, Nagpur and Puducherry -- to develop as smart cities.