This is all down to the way the world is divided into licensing areas. Much like DVD movies have regions (North America Region 1, Europe Region 2, etc, etc). So do license from most coporations like e.g. Microsoft, Adobe and Symantec.
France is covered under the EMEA license group (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and as such, the France office could (EULA permitting) transfer license for any of those areas. Sadly India does not share a license terriory (Microsoft's License Regions) with France so they could not be transferred.
The crux of the issue for you, is whether France bought EMEA licenses for themselves or Indian licenses for India? Or do you have an global enterprise agreement in place with Microsoft which would smooth everything out nicely?