Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that the Indian students doing their masters in France will now be given a five-year post-study work visa. Earlier, it was a two-year work-visa for Indian students doing masters in France. Addressing the Indian community at La Seine Musicale in Paris, the prime minister said, “Earlier France used to give two-year post-study visa to Indian students, now Indian students will be given a five-year post-study work visa.” PM Modi is on a two-day visit to Paris. The prime minister will join president Macron for the French National Day, or Bastille Day, celebrations in Paris as the guest of honour. During his address, the prime minister also highlighted the multi-faceted India-France Strategic Partnership, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. PM Modi also announced the opening of the new consulate in Marseille, France. France is among the top study destinations for international students after the US, the UK, Germany, and Australia.