Fabius, who will be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi July 1, said he would be extending an invite from President Francois Hollande to the Indian prime minister to visit France.
The prime minister's official visit to France could be in September, when Modi visits New York for the UN General Assembly, Fabius said. Fabius said France has "high ambition of the partnership" from the new Indian government.
He said he also discussed the situation in violence-hit Iraq with Sushma Swaraj. India had announced its choice of Rafale in January 2012, but negotiations had subsequently stalled over the offsets clause, the transfer of technology and the role of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), which will be manufacturing the jets. Under the MMRCA project, the first 18 jets are to come in "fly-away condition" from manufacturer Dassault while HAL will manufacture 108 fighters in India over six years. Fabius said France had "no particular concerns" about the Indian civil nuclear liability law.
External affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said at a press briefing that India and France had reiterated their commitment to proceed with the Jaitapur nuclear power plant project in Maharashtra.