High point in Indo-French strategic ties

The 14th edition of the Indo-French naval exercise (Varuna) recently concluded at Goa.

It was a 10 day long exercise and included both a harbour and sea phase.

  • VARUNA aims at deriving mutual benefit from the experiences of the two navies.





  • The scope of Exercise VARUNA included the entire gamut of maritime operations ranging from
    • Aircraft Carrier Operations,
    • Anti Submarines Warfare Exercises,
    • Maritime Interdiction Operations
    • multi-ship replenishment exercise.
  • The confidence gained through such exercises helps develop Standard Operating Procedures, particularly in the fields of Joint Maritime Air Operations Planning with exchange of Carrier Operational Capabilities.
  • The exercise goes a long way in enhancing interoperability between the two navies and also showcases the close ties between the two countries.

Sources: The Hindu.


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