Source: The post is based on the article EXERCISE GARUDA – VII AT AIR FORCE STATION JODHPUR published in PIB on 28th October 2022

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Indian Air Force(IAF) and French Air and Space Force(FASF) are participating in a bilateral exercise named ‘Garuda VIl’ at Air Force Station Jodhpur. 

About Exercise Garuda

Exercise Garuda is a bilateral exercise between the Indian and French Air Force.

The first edition of the exercise was held in 2003. This is the seventh edition of the bilateral exercise.

Aim: To provide a platform for both countries to enhance operational capability and interoperability, while also sharing best practices.

Other exercises between India and France

Exercise SHAKTI: It is a biennial military exercise conducted between India and France. It was first conducted in the year 2011.

Exercise Varuna: It is a bilateral naval exercise between India and France. ·

Exercise La Pérouse: It is a multilateral maritime exercise led by the French Navy. The Indian Navy participated in this exercise for the first time in 2021.

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