India has conveyed to France its concern over sales of weapons to Pakistan in the name of fight against terror with Paris stating that there are enquires only for possible sale of communication interception equipment. New Delhis disquiet on this issue was communicated by Defence Minister A.K. Antony in his meeting with his French counterpart Gerard Longuet. Stating this here New Delhi on Friday, the visiting French Minister told the media that Paris has sought clarification from Islamabad pending which possible sale of equipment is on hold. [Indias] concern about weapon sales [by France to Pakistan] was raisedthe military equipment under consideration is for electronic communication interception we have discouraged any requirement for naval equipment, Mr. Longuet said. The French Mininster arrived here on Thursday on a two-day visit. Besides Mr. Antony, he had a meeting with the three service chiefs. Recounting the growing nature of military engagement between India and France, he said, soon the armies of both countries would have joint exercises named 'Shakti. This takes forward similar joint exercises between the other two services, 'Garuda for the air forces and 'Varuna between the two navies. His visit also comes at a time when the French Dassault Rafale is tied in a competition with the European consortium Eurofighter for the 126 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft tender of the Indian Air Force. On his part, Mr. Longuet sought to impress that in the MMRCA deal, the French have a unique distinction. We have one single speaking partner [Dassault] instead of four partners [European firms from Italy, Germany, Spain and U.K.] he said. The French Minister underscored that the French companies have a long association with the Indian defence industry and the loyal relationship is based on three points, one, that the equipment will always be available, two, there would no restrictions on its use, and third, as technology evolves, the equipment is upgrades. As for the delays in the construction of six French Scorpene submarines in Mazagon Docks, the Minister said the programme is on course and the initial late run occurred since the dockyard required to be modernised to build the submarines. In addition to the MMRCA, the French are eagerly awaiting a decision by the Indian Government to clear the upgrade programme for the Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft. The Minister said the decision is in the final phase. On his part, the French Ambassador Jerome Bonnafont said that negotiations over price were complete and a decision is awaited.