Indian, French navies begin the sea phase of the 'Varuna' exercise

PANAJI: The Naval Phase Of The India-France Naval Exercise ' ' Started On Wednesday With Ships From The European Country Flying Out Of Goa Harbor To Participate, The Indian Navy Said.

This Year's Edition ' S Of The Naval Exercise In India And France That Is Currently En Route To The Coast Of Goa Is The Largest Ever Undertaken By The Two Marines And Represents The High Point Of Enhanced Maritime Cooperation Between Countries, A Senior Official Said Earlier.

In A Release On Wednesday, The Navy Said After A Fertile Harbor Phase At Mormugao Port Trust In Goa, The Visiting French Navy Ships Sailed From The Coastal State To The Sea Phase Of ' Varuna 2019 ' To Start.

The Exercise, Which Began On May 1, Will Reach Its Peak On May 10 After Operations In The Sea Phase With Ships And Men-in Uniform Of Both Marines.

French Aircraft Carrier Charles De Gaulle, FN Ships Provence, LaTouche Treville, Forbin And Tanker Marne, Along With An FN Submarine Will Participate In The Indian Navy Exercise, The Release Said.

Indian Navy Ships Chennai, Mumbai, Tarkash, Tanker INS Deepak And A Submarine Went To The Sea Where The Two Marines Will Perform Extensive Evolutions To Improve Interoperability And Professional Skills For Better Maritime Cooperation, The Release Said.

Air-to-air Combat, Air Defense, Anti-submarine Exercises And Superficial Shoots Were Some Of The Activities That Were Performed On Wednesday, It Has Been Added.

The First Bilateral Sea Exercise Between India And France Was Held In 1983 And It Got The Name ' Varuna ' In 2001.