Naval Exercise of India and France

The exercise is called La Perouse.India will participate in French naval exercises in the Bay of Bengal this month.

Naval Exercise of India and France

01 April 2021 Current Affairs:India will participate in French naval exercises in the Bay of Bengal this month. This is the first French naval exercise that the Indian Navy will participate in. The exercise is called La Perouse. 
Highlights:
♦ Japan, Australia and the United States of America will participate in the exercise. According to the French Embassy, from March 30 to April 1, two French navy ships, Surcouf and Tonnerre, made a port call at Kochi. They will then sail to the Bay of Bengal to participate in the exercise. The French naval exercise La Perouse will be held from April 5th to 7th.
♦ France, India, the United States, Australia and Japan will participate in this exercise. The two French ships that further participated in the La Perouse competition at the Kochi port were The Surcouf and Tonnerre. The first La Perouse was held in 2019 with France, the United States, Australia and Japan. The name of the Indian and French naval exercises is-Varuna Naval Exercises. It was first carried out in 1983. Then came La Perouse, and then Varuna in the Arabian Sea.
 

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