The bilateral ‘Exercise SHAKTI’ between the armies of India and France will be conducted from 31st October to 13th November 2019 at Foreign Training Node in Mahajan Field Firing Ranges, Rajasthan.
The joint exercise will focus on counter-terrorism operations in semi-desert terrain. The exercise aims at enhancing understanding, cooperation and interoperability between the two armies.
The joint drill, Exercise Shakti, commenced in 2011. As part of Exercise Shakti-2019, French troops arrived in India on October 26 for training with their Indian counterparts.