Presence of French Navy vessels in the northern Indian Ocean

May 29, 2020 (Google Translation) – In May, four French Navy ships were concomitantly in the maritime area of ​​the Indian Ocean under the operational control of ALINDIEN.

These four ships contribute to three multilateral operations, in close cooperation with European allies and navies present in the region:

The Joan of Arc mission, made up of the helicopter carrier Mistral and the frigate Guépratte , has been operating since May 13 in direct support of Operation ATALANTA. This European Union-led operation initiated in 2008 works against insecurity and piracy in the Gulf of Aden and off the Horn of Africa.

The anti-aircraft defense frigate (FDA) Forbin , for its part, has just left Operation AGENOR, the military component of the European-led Maritime Awareness in the Strait of Hormuz (EMASOH) mission, after nearly three months of patrol . This operation, launched in January 2020 by eight European nations, aims to guarantee freedom of navigation in the Arabian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, while protecting European and international economic interests.

Finally, before joining in turn Operation AGENOR, the anti-submarine frigate Languedoc was placed under the tactical command of the Franco-British General Staff of the CTF 150 of the Coalition maritime forces (CMF). This ad hoc multinational coalition is engaged in the Arabian Sea and in the North Indian Ocean, and combats illicit trafficking financing terrorism.

Whether thanks to the Jeanne d’Arc group , the Forbin frigate or even the FREMM Languedoc , France, by all its means engaged at sea, affirms its attachment to the stability of the area and the freedom of maritime movement.

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