Varuna 2021: The Indian and French Navies recently conducted the Varuna Naval Exercise in the Arabian Sea, named Varuna, 2021. It is a part of the Clemenceau 2021.
Varuna 2021, India-France Naval Exercise
The activity included surface and hostile to weapon firings, strategic moves, rotating wing flying tasks including cross deck helicopter arrivals and air safeguard and against submarine activities.
The Indian Navy was addressed by Stealth destroyer INS Kolkata, INS Talwar, INS Tarkash, Fleet Support Ship INS Deepak, Chetak Integral helicopters and a Kalvari class submarine. Additionally, the P81 Long reach Patrol Aircraft took part.
The French Navy was addressed by E2C Hawkeye airplanes, Rafale-M warrior, Horizon class air protection destroyer Chevalier Paul.
After VARUNA, 2021, the INS Tarkash is to proceed with its activity with the French Navy CSG. During the activity, the naval forces will direct progressed surface, air-protection tasks and hostile to submarine tasks.
Clemenceau 21. On February 21, 2021, the French Carrier Strike Group set forth for a long operational arrangement called “Clemenceau 21”. With this mission, the French Navy sent its military presence in spaces of key interests specifically Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean.
As a piece of Clemenceau 21, France held the GASWEX with its partners. Different nations that partook in the GASWEX practice were France, Japan, Belgium and US powers. The activity was held in the Arabian Sea and in the Gulf of Oman.
What is CSG?
CSG is Carrier Strike Group. They are deliberately pre-situated. It is generally made out of 7,500 staff. It incorporates a plane carrying warship, a destroyer unit, in any event one cruiser, transporter wing of 65 to 70 airplanes. Incidentally it likewise incorporates submarines.
The CSG of Japan that is taking part in Clemenceau 21 is Nationale’s Charles De Gaulle