This was conveyed by the French side to the Indian government, official sources said.
They said France has also welcomed India's engagement in the UN peace-keeping operations expressing the view that the world would be less safe without Indian soldiers.
France reaffirmed its commitment to issues of international peace and security, especially counter-terrorism. It also registered its opposition to atrocities against humans and destruction of heritage property.
The French support comes as a boost to India's agenda of UN reforms and its ambitions for a place in the UN Security Council.
Counter-terrorism was also discussed in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with President Francois Hollande when he visited France earlier this year.