Varuna 2019 – Indo-France Naval Exercise to be Held in May

The yearly version of the Indo-France maritime operation called ‘Varuna’ is going to be carried out in beginning of May, near the shore of Goa.

Varuna 2019

Varuna 2019 Naval Defence Training

  1. India is going to position its warship, INS Vikramaditya containing the MiG-29K fighter jets and also French team will be designated by its warship FNS Charles de Gaulle containing the Rafale-M marine fighter aircrafts.
  2. Varuna is a high-level marine training, with extensive twin aircraft carrier job team procedures as well as anti-submarine war manoeuvres.
  3. The training will additionally see engagement of FNS Forbin, the FNS Provence and also the FNS Latouche Treville, a nuclear assault submarines, the FNS Amethyste, as well as the vessel FNS Marne from France as well as diesel-electric submarine INS Shankul, guided-missile destroyer INS Chennai, stealth frigate INS Tarkash and also vessel INS Deepak, in addition to P-8I long-range maritime patrol airplane and also Dornier-228 aircrafts from India.

Regarding Varuna Naval Training

  • Varuna is the yearly marine training between India and France conducted ever since 2001, which is intended to create inter-operability in between the navies of both nations through shared experiences as well as methods so in order to have the ability to perform procedures collectively, should really the need develop.
  • The exercise is conducted as component of a historical, regular and also continual reciprocal partnership with India for several years, as seen by the countless port dockings made by the naval vessels in both nations.

Indo-France Maritime Cooperation

  • India and also France are moving very closely to execute their action-oriented joint tactical vision for teamwork in the Indian Ocean Region ( IOR), which was settled in March 2018.
  • The Military Logistics Agreement with France which gives Indian Navy accessibility to French naval bases situated in the Indian Ocean region consisting of the Reunion Islands nearby Madagascar as well as Djibouti on the Horn of Africa as well as French navy accessibility to Indian dockyards in the area is currently operationalised with French anti-aircraft battleship FNS Cassard visiting the Mumbai marine port.

This training is a tangible example of the value that France as well as India– significant powers in the Indian Ocean Rim– affix to maritime safety and security.

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