6th edition of Military Exercise Shakti 2021

6th edition of Military Exercise Shakti 2021


  • The 6th edition of Indo-French Military Exercise SHAKTI (SHAKTI) 2021 (Bilateral Joint Training Exercise) will be held in Frejus, France in November.
  • A platoon of Gorkha Rifles Infantry Battalion will represent the Indian Army in this bilateral exercise.


  • The exercise will focus on counter-terrorism operations in the backdrop of semi-urban areas under the United Nations mandate, with an aim to enhance military cooperation and inter-operability between the two armies.
  • The biennial exercise between the armies of the two countries started in the year 2011.
  • It is organized by India and France sequentially.
  • The last edition of Exercise Shakti was conducted in Rajasthan in the year 2019, in which ‘Anti-Terrorist Operations in Semi-Desert Areas’ was exercised.

Military exercise between India and France:

  • Varuna- Naval Exercise
  • Desert Night-21 and Garuda- Air Force Exercise
  • Shakti- Military exercise

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