SHAKTI 2021

  • 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.

Important points:

  • 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”.

SOURCE: THE HINDU,THE ECONOMIC TIMES,MINT

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