6th India-France bilateral Army exercise EX SHAKTI 2021

6th India-France bilateral Army exercise EX SHAKTI 2021

The 6th edition of the biennial training exercise “EX SHAKTI 2021” has been started between the Navies of India and France from 15th November 2021 in Frejus, France. “EX SHAKTI 2021” exercise will be conducted till 26th November 2021.

  • the Gorkha Rifles Infantry Battalion will participate from the Indian Army side and troops of the 21st Marine Infantry Regiment of the 6th Light Armoured Brigade will represent the France Army.
  • The aim of the exercise is to focus on Counter Terrorism operations in backdrop of semi-urban terrain under United Nations Mandate and will help in enhancing military cooperation and inter-operability between the two Armies.

India and France – three biennial training exercises

  • Exercise Garuda with the Indian Air Force,
  • Exercise Varuna with the Indian Navy
  • Exercise Shakti with Indian Army.

Exercise Desert Knight-21

  • Exercise Desert Knight-21 was conduct between the Air Forces of the two nations in January at the Jodhpur Air Force Station.
  • Prior to this, The two forces also conducted 6th editions of Exercise Garuda earlier, the last was held in 2019.

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