Q. Consider the following statements about exercises with France:
1. Exercise Shakti is a biennial naval exercise between the Indian & French Navy.
2. Exercise Desert Knight-21 is a Bilateral Air Exercise.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B
Notes:

About Exercise Shakti:

It is a biennial military exercise between the Indian and French Army.

Aim: To enhance military cooperation and interoperability between the two Armies.

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:  Defense Exercises