France and India begin 'Varuna' naval exercise off Goa coast


Navies of India and France Wednesday began the first phase of a mega naval exercise off the coast of Goa which is aimed at developing inter-operability between the the two forces in dealing with various security challenges.

The first part of the joint naval exercise, 'Varuna', is being held from May 1-10 off the Goa coast, while the second phase is scheduled for later this month in strategically located Djibouti.

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