Indian and French Navies Conduct Bilateral Exercise Varuna 19.1

May 1, 2019 – The first part of the Indo-French joint naval exercise, Varuna 19.1 will be conducted off the Goa coast from 1st to 10th May 19. The upcoming 17th edition includes participation of the French Navy’s aircraft carrier FNS Charles de Gaulle, two destroyers, FNS Forbin and FNS Provence, the frigate FNS Latouche-Treville, the tanker FNS Marne and…

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Indian Navy to host Bilateral Exercise Varuna with French Navy

The Indian Navy and the French Navy have conducted bilateral maritime exercises since May 1993. Since 2001, the exercises have been named VARUNA and there have been fifteen editions of the same till date. The last edition of VARUNA was conducted off the French Coast in Apr 2017. The conduct of VARUNA, and the special impetus on taking this Navy-to-Navy…

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Indian Naval units of Western Naval Command on Long Range Deployment

Two Indian Naval Ships, a submarine and two Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft of the Western Naval Command are presently on deployment to the Western Arabian Sea and southern Indian Ocean. Indian Naval Ship Mumbai and submarine entered Duqm, Oman September 20th as part of this deployment to the Western Arabian Sea, after conducting a series of exercises enroute. An…

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