Shakti 2021

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    • Shakti 2021 will be conducted from November 15 to November 26 in Frejus, France.

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    • 6th edition of bilateral Army exercise.
    • Between: Indian Army and French Army
    • Held: Biennially
    • Aim: To enhance military cooperation and interoperability between the two Armies.
    • Focus: On Counter-Terrorism operations in backdrop of semi-urban terrain under United Nations Mandate. 
    • Last Edition: At the Foreign Training Node in Mahajan Field Firing Ranges, Rajasthan in 2019
    • Other Training Exercises: 
      • Exercise Garuda – Indian Air Force & French Air Force (Biennial; sixth edition in 2019)
      • Exercise Varuna – Indian Navy & French Navy (Biennial; Recently 19th edition in the Arabian Sea)
      • Exercise Desert Knight-21: Between the Air Forces of the two nations.
    • Gorkha Rifles Contingent
      • It has a rich heritage marked by its military valour and supreme sacrifices.
      • Its contributions in the 1971 war were recognised by Battle Honour Shingo River Valley and Theatre Honour of Jammu & Kashmir.

    Source: IE