• India
  • May 13

India, France to hold 7th edition of ‘Shakti’ exercise in Meghalaya

• India and France will conduct the 7th edition of the Joint Military Exercise ‘Shakti’ from May 13-26 in the Umroi region of Meghalaya.

• The exercise aims to enhance the joint military capacity of both sides to undertake multi-domain operations in a sub-conventional scenario.

• The joint exercise will facilitate the development of interoperability, bonhomie, and camaraderie between the Armed Forces of both nations.

• Exercise Shakti commenced in the year 2011. It is a biennial exercise conducted alternately in India and France. 

• The sixth edition of Shakti exercise was conducted at the Military School of Draguignan, France in November 2021.

Bilateral exercises with France:

• Varuna - Bilateral naval exercise between Indian Navy and French Navy.

• Garuda - Bilateral exercise between Indian Air Force (IAF) and French Air and Space Force (FASF).

• Shakti - Bilateral exercise between the armies of India and France.

• FRINJEX - Joint military exercise.

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