India, France to carry sixth version of Army train

Continuing its collection of joint coaching workouts with pleasant nations, the Indian Army will conduct the sixth version of its train with the French Army beginning subsequent week.

India has already performed joint Air Force and Naval workouts with France earlier within the yr.

The Army in an announcement on Friday mentioned Shakti 2021, the sixth version of the biennial coaching train, will likely be performed from November 15 to November 26 in Frejus, France. A platoon power of a Gorkha Rifles Infantry Battalion will take part within the train, whereas the French facet is being represented by troops of 21st Marine Infantry Regiment of the sixth Light Armoured Brigade.

The Army mentioned the train “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…”