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6th Edition of Shakti 2021

  • 13 Nov 2021
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The sixth edition of the Indo-French Shakti 2021 (bilateral joint training exercise), will be conducted in November in Frejus, France.

  • From the Indian side, a platoon strength of a Gorkha Rifles Infantry Battalion will participate in the exercise.

Key Points

  • About: 
    • It will focus on Counter Terrorism operations in backdrop of semi-urban terrain under United Nations Mandate with an aim to enhance military cooperation and inter-operability between the two Armies.
    • The biennial exercise between the armies of the two countries had started in 2011.
      • It is conducted alternately in India and France.
    • The last edition of the Shakti exercise had taken place in Rajasthan in 2019, in which “Counter Terrorism operations in semi-desert terrain were practised”.
  • Defence Exercises between India and France:


  • Gagan Shakti is conducted by the Indian Air Force to showcase its air dominance over the entire extended area of the Indian Ocean Region.
  • Garuda Shakti is the joint military exercise between India and Indonesia.
  • Mitra Shakti is the joint military exercise between India and Sri Lanka.
  • Harimau Shakti is India-Malaysia joint military exercise.

Source: IE

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