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What is the News?
India and UK have started the Exercise Konkan Shakti 2021 from October 21, 2021.
About Exercise Konkan Shakti
Exercise Konkan Shakti is the first-ever tri-services joint exercise between India and the UK.
Aim: To derive mutual benefits from each other’s experiences and also showcase the continuing cooperation between the two countries.
What are the components of Exercise Konkan Shakti?
The maritime component of the exercise will be conducted off India’s west coast in two phases: the Harbour phase and the sea phase.
The land phase of the exercise will be held at Chaubatia in Uttarakhand.
The Indian Air Force had already participated in an operational engagement with the UK Carrier Strike as part of the exercise.
What are the other exercises between India and UK?
Exercise Konkan: It is a bilateral maritime exercise between the Indian Navy and the Royal Navy of the UK.
Exercise Indradhanush: It is a joint bilateral air exercise between India and the UK started in 2006.
Exercise Ajeya Warrior: It is a joint military exercise between India and the UK. It was held for the first time in 2013.
Source: This post is based on the article “India, UK begin first-ever joint tri-services exercise” published in Indian Express on 22nd October 2021.