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Comprehensive Review of Indo French Exercise Varuna Phase 1

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 cooperative engagement forward, was reiterated in the Joint Statement made by the Prime Minister of India and the President of France, on the 10th of March 2018. .................First stopover of a French nuclear submarine in Goa since 2009, this operational break allowed the crew of the "Pearl" but also of the "Jean of Vienna" to prepare their participation in the exercise Varuna 18, point d organ of the deployment of the "Pearl" in the Indian Ocean. This preparatory work was based on several official visits, interactions between the staffs of the participating buildings and meetings organized by the frigates "Jean de Vienne" and "Mumbai". These different sequences made it possible to specify the progress of the exercise and thus contributed to its success................

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