India – France : 50 Years of Space Co - Operation
Date of Issue : 10 April 2015
To celebrate 50 years of space cooperation between CNES and ISRO, India Post and La Poste, France have issued a set of two commemorative stamps the SARAL/AltiKa and Megha-Tropiques satellites. Joint issue of set of two stamps was released by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande on 10th April 2015 at the Elysee Palace, Paris on 10th April 2015.India Post released also released a Miniature sheet .
Cancellations for Indian and French Issue
To mark the event, a temporary post office was opened for selling stamps and first day covers to the public at CNES’s head office in Paris Les Halles from 5.00 to 7.30 p.m. Indian stamps are in denomination of Rs. 5 (Satellite Megha-Tropiques) and Rs. 25 (Satellite Saral) where as French stamps are in denomination of € 0.76 (Satellite Saral) and 1.20 € (Satellite Megha-Tropiques).
Courtesy : Indian Philately Digest, Mansoor B. – Mangalore; Kasinath R -. Tanjore