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The exercise will be conducted at Pangode Military Station, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
About Exercise FRINJEX-2023
- This is the first time the armies of India and France are engaging in this format.
- Each contingent comprises of a Company Group each from the Thiruvananthapuram based Indian Army troops and French 6th Light Armoured Brigade.
- The exercise aims to enhance inter-operability, coordination and cooperation between both forces at a tactical level.
- The scope of the exercise involves establishing and operationalizing a joint command post to secure an envisaged area for undertaking joint humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, establishing an Internally Displaced Population (IDP) camp, and move of disaster relief material.
- The joint exercise will further cement defence cooperation with France, which is a key aspect of the overall Indo-France strategic partnership.