Sea phase of ‘Varuna’ exercise begins
10, May 2019
Prelims level : India, french defence relations. Mains level :
- The sea phase of the Indo-French naval exercise ‘Varuna’ began on 8 May 2019.
- This year’s edition of the Indo-French naval exercise currently underway off the Goa coast is the largest ever undertaken by the two navies.
- The exercise, began on May 1, will culminate on May 10 after sea phase operations.
- The first bilateral naval exercise between India and France was held in 1983.