Indo-French Joint Exercise Shakti 2019

The joint military exercise of India and French troops is to be held between 31st October 2019 and 13th November 2019. It is a biennial exercise conducted alternately in India and France. The exercise is to be conducted at the Foreign Training Node at Mahajan Field Firing Range, Rajasthan.

A contingent of Sikh regiment of South Western command will represent Indian army in the exercise.


  • The exercise will focus on Counter Terrorism operations in a semi-desert terrain under United Nations Mandate
  • It will focus on sharing of drill at tactical level, high degree of physical fitness, and learning of best practices from each other.
  • It aims at enhancing cooperation, understanding and inter operability between the two armies
  • The exercise will also culminate a 36 hours ling validation which involves neutralization of terrorists in village hide out


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