While De-commissioned French warship Clemenceau hovers close to Indian waters, recent french government decision stated that the ship will not be dismantled in Alang.
"Given the situation, Jacques Chirac, president of the French Republic has decided to recall the ship," Chirac’s office said in a statement.
Return trip will cost one million euro to the french government and should debut this week.
A press conference which took place all the same, and where the Minister for Defense announced that "Clemenceau will make half-turn in the next hours or the next days (...) It will be stationed initially in the naval port of Brest". A return which will be done by the course of Good-Hope, thus avoiding Suez Canal, and which should last "approximately three months", it added.
At a few days of a visit of State in India, Jacques Chirac put a provisional term, Wednesday, with Clemenceau controversy. A few minutes after the State Council Decision to suspend the transfer of the aircraft carrier towards an Indian building site, to be dismantled, the president of the Republic ordered its return in French territorial waters, "while waiting for a final solution".
This decision of Jacques Chirac marks the one day outcome serial, where the fate of the "Clemenceau" darkened with the wire of the hours. As of the exit of the Council of Ministers, Jean-François Copé declared with the press that the president would decide "following the decisions of court", Frenchwoman and Indian. The advertisement of the Council of State occurred quickly afterwards. Jacques Chirac thus taken of course the Indian supreme Court, which was to decide Friday, Michele Alliot-Marie, Defense Minister who had announced a press conference for 16h30.
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Ship was named to honor Georges Clemenceau, (1841–1929), French political figure, twice premier (1906–9, 1917–20), called “the Tiger.” He was trained as a doctor, but his republicanism brought him into conflict with the government of Napoleon III, and he went to the United States, where he spent several years as a journalist and a teacher. Returning to France in 1869, he was mayor of Montmartre in Paris after the overthrow (1870) of Napoleon III. Source Wikipedia & Answers