What’s in the news?
- The maiden Joint Military Exercise FRINJEX-23 between Indian Army and French Army is set to be conducted at Pangode Military Station, Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala.
- The exercise is aimed at enhancing inter-operability, coordination and cooperation between both forces at tactical level.
- The scope of the exercise involves establishment and operationalisation of a joint command post to secure an envisaged area for undertaking joint humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, establishing an Internally Displaced Population camp and move of disaster relief material.
- The Joint exercise will further cement defence cooperation with France which is a key aspect of the overall Indo-France strategic partnership.