Exercise Shakti-2019

News:Indian and French armies will conduct joint counter-terrorism drills under ‘Exercise Shakti-2019’ in the Mahajan field firing range in Rajasthan. Facts: About the exercise: The Exercise SHAKTI is conducted between India and France.It was first conducted in the year 2011.  The exercise is a biennial exercise and  is conducted alternately in India and France. The… Continue reading Exercise Shakti-2019

Indian-standard Rafale jet to be ready by September 2021

France will handover the first batch of Rafale fighter jets to India in September,2021. The Rafale deal is a defence deal between French and Indian government.In 2016,Indian government had inked a direct deal with the French government to purchase 36 new Rafale fighter jet. Rafale is a twin-engine medium multi-role combat aircraft.It is manufactured by… Continue reading Indian-standard Rafale jet to be ready by September 2021

India, France to hold mega air exercise ‘Garuda’ in July

The Indian and French air forces has decided to carry out a mega air exercise called as Garuda beginning July 1 in France. This air exercise will take place two months after Indian and French navies had carried out a naval warfare exercise called as Varuna in the Arabian Sea as well as in Djibouti… Continue reading India, France to hold mega air exercise ‘Garuda’ in July

Indian and French Navies conduct Varuna 19.1 Bilateral Exercise Off Goa coast 1st – 10th May 19

The first part of the Indo-French joint naval exercise Varuna 19.1 will be conducted off the Goa coast from 1st to 10th May,2019.The second part,Varuna 19.2 is scheduled to be held at the end of May in Djibouti. The bilateral naval exercise between India and France was initiated in 1983 and it was named as… Continue reading Indian and French Navies conduct Varuna 19.1 Bilateral Exercise Off Goa coast 1st – 10th May 19

Navy’s MiG-29K to take on France’s Rafale-M off Goa

India and France will hold their largest ever naval exercise called ‘Varuna’.The exercise will take place at Goa from 1 May 2019. The exercise is expected to involve aircraft carriers,destroyer ships, submarines and fighter planes which will make it a mega event to happen in the history of the relationship between the two nations. The… Continue reading Navy’s MiG-29K to take on France’s Rafale-M off Goa

France slams sanctions on JeM chief Azhar

France has imposed sanctions on Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar.It will include a freeze on his assets and will help in travel ban on Azhar and his known followers. This decision comes after China had once again blocked a UN Security Council (UNSC) move to get the Pakistan-based Azhar Masood designated as a global terrorist.The… Continue reading France slams sanctions on JeM chief Azhar

ISRO, French space agency seal agreement on maritime security

The French space agency, National Centre for Space Studies (CNES), has signed an agreement with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to set up a maritime surveillance centre in India. The two nations will initially share data from their present space systems and develop new algorithms to analyse them.They will then build a constellation of… Continue reading ISRO, French space agency seal agreement on maritime security

No bank guarantees meant a more expensive new Rafale deal

Indian government in 2016 inked a direct deal with the French government to purchase 36 new Rafale fighter jets.The Opposition parties have alleged that the government bought 36 Rafale fighter aircraft at a much higher price than the one that was being negotiated for 126 aircraft by the previous government. Rafale is a twin-engine medium… Continue reading No bank guarantees meant a more expensive new Rafale deal

India, France in talks to conduct tri-service exercise

India, France in talks to conduct tri-service exercise News: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during her visit to France discuss for a bilateral tri-service military exercise and to operationalise the logistics agreement between two countries. Important facts Bilateral tri-service military exercise between two countries will be India’s third such joint exercise. The first joint tri-service exercise… Continue reading India, France in talks to conduct tri-service exercise