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Exercise 'SHAKTI-2019’

Current context: Indo-French Joint Military Training Exercise Shakti– 2019 was concluded at Mahajan Field Firing Range, Rajasthan on 13th November 2019.
Exercise 'SHAKTI-2019’
  • The aim of the exercise was to achieve interoperability in operational procedures, combat drills and understand the functioning in such situations.
  • The focus of the exercise is on counter-terrorism operations under the United Nations mandate.
  • The exercise was conducted in two phases:
    1. First phase of combat conditioning and tactical training.
    2. Second phase was the validation stage to put into practice the training received in the 1st phase.
  • ‘RUDRA’ helicopter, which is the weaponised version of the Advanced Light Helicopter 'Dhruv' was included in the exercise.
  • Troops of the 21st Marine Infantry Regiment of the 6th Armoured Brigade represented the French Army and Indian Army was represented by the Sikh Regiment of South western command.
  • The biennial exercise was started in 2011 between the two countries.


Q.1 Which joint military exercise was recently conducted between the Indian and French Army?
a. Exercise Dustlik
b. Exercise Tiger Triumph
c. Exercise Shakti
d. Exercise Yudh Abyas
Exercise 'SHAKTI-2019’ Exercise 'SHAKTI-2019’ Reviewed by Neha Verma on November 14, 2019 Rating: 5

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