They shared their best operational practices and experiences

Twelve days of intense joint military training marked the 6th edition of biennial Indo-France military exercise “Ex SHAKTI- 2021” which ended on Thursday.

Contingents from India and France exhibited their combat power and dominance over the extremist groups in simulated Counter Insurgency (CI) and Counter Terrorism (CT) environment.

This has added another dimension to the ever-enhancing military diplomacy between both the participating countries, the Ministry of Defence said on Friday.

Ex SHAKTI-2021 culminated in Frejus, France after an intense validation exercise.

It provided an opportunity to both the contingents to train in Counter Terrorism operations in joint environment under the United Nations charter.

The exercise was conducted in two phases involving combat conditioning and tactical training of Counter Terrorism operations culminating with validation of training in semi urban environment.

"Both the contingents shared their best operational practices and experiences. The troops of both the Armies developed bonhomie by not only involving in tactical exercises but also rubbing shoulders in sports and cultural activities," the defence ministry said.

Both the contingents expressed immense satisfaction on the outcome of the exercise, in terms of the standards achieved during the conduct, the ministry added.
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