TNPSC Current Affairs April 2017
Three Indian Warships Visit Toulon, France .
Three Indian Warships INS Mumbai, Trishul and Aditya have arrived at Toulon for a 3 days Visit, in Continuation of the Indian Navy’s overseas deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and West Coast.
The bilateral exercise VARUNA between the Indian and the French Navy is scheduled from 24 to 30 Apr 17 on completion of its visit at Toulon. The VARUNA series of exercises began in 2000 and have grown into an institutionalised form of interaction between the two navies.
Highlights of Visit:
- The Visit will highlights India’s peaceful presence and solidarity with friendly and like-minded countries towards ensuring good order in the maritime domain and to strengthen the existing bonds between both nations
- After the establishment of the strategic partnership in 1998, there has been significant progress in all areas of bilateral co-operation including defence, nuclear energy and space.
- Bilateral exercises such as Garuda, Shakti and Varuna have been a regular feature between both India and France.