21st edition of Varuna-23 bilateral exercise between Indian and French Navy held in the Arabian Sea
- The 21st edition of Varuna (Varuna-23) bilateral exercise between Indian and French Navy was conducted in the Arabian Sea.
- This was the Phase II of this exercise in 2023. The first phase of ‘Varuna-2023’ was conducted off India’s Western Seaboard from 16 to 20 Jan 23.
- Indian & French Navy bilateral naval exercise was initiated in 1993. The exercise was later christened as ‘Varuna’ in 2001.