The French Navy’s carrier strike group is currently deployed in the Indian Ocean, including the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle. The carrier strike group participated in a large-scale ‘Varuna’ air-sea joint exercise with the Indian Navy from January 16 to 20.

“Our Navies completed the air-sea joint exercise ‘Varuna,’ which is also celebrating its 40th anniversary. Our relationship is very strong, and we’ve always been there for each other. We have supported nuclear tests and the Kargil War, said Emmanuel Lenain, French Ambassador to India.

He also stated that France was committed to providing India with the best technology available without restrictions and to promoting the ‘Make in India’ initiative.