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What is the News?
The Sixth Edition of Indo – French joint military exercise “Ex SHAKTI 2021” has commenced at the Military School of Draguignan, France.
What is Exercise Shakti?
Exercise Shakti is a biennial military exercise between the Indian and French Army.
Aim: To enhance military cooperation and interoperability between the two Armies.
Focus on: Joint planning, mutual understanding of the conduct of operations and identification of coordination aspects required for jointly operating in a Counter-Terrorism environment under United Nations mandate.
What are the other exercises between India and France?
Exercise Garuda – It is a biennial air force exercise between the Indian & French Air Force.
Exercise Varuna – It is a biennial naval exercise between the Indian & French Navy.
Exercise Desert Knight-21 – It is a Bilateral Air Exercise between India and France.
Source: This post is based on the article “6th EDITION OF INDO-FRANCE JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE “EX SHAKTI 2021” BEING CONDUCTED IN FRANCE” published by PIB on 21st Nov 2021.