Exercise Varuna 2022 | UPSC


Exercise Varuna 2022 Culminated

      WHY IN NEWS:

The last day (03 Apr 22) of the exercise had cross visits of personnel, cross embarkation of sea-riders and a closing session was conducted.

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  • The culmination of the 20th edition of the Indo-French bilateral Naval exercise ‘Varuna-2022’ took place on 03 Apr 22.
  • The exercise this year has an expanded scope cover a broad spectrum of maritime operations.


  • Seamless coordination, precise execution of manoeuvres, and clockwork execution of complex anti-submarine warfare exercises characterized the conduct of Varuna-2022.

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  • The later part of the exercise also included exchange of sea-riders at sea.


  • The units also undertook cross deck landings by integral helicopters, showcasing a high level of interoperability between them.

  • The final phase of the exercise progressed with tapered focus on advanced anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercises.
  • Participants and operations teams of Participating units met onboard INS Chennai for a comprehensive debrief.
  • All evolutions conducted at sea were discussed with options for possible inclusions in the future editions of the exercise.
  • After debrief, culmination of the exercise was marked by the traditional steam past between ships of both navies.
  • INS Chennai passed the column of French warships at close range with personnel biding each other favourable winds and following seas for the journey ahead.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • All operational objectives of the exercise were accomplished by the participants in full measure.
  • The exercise reflected high synergy and mutual understanding between the Indian Navy and French Navy that will bolster their ability to undertake joint operations in maritime theatre, when required.
  • Varuna-2022 will go a long way in strengthening the strategic partnership between India and France.
     SOURCES:  PIB   | Exercise Varuna 2022 | UPSC

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