Exercise 'La Perouse' between navies of India, US, Japan, France, UK and Australia begins

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The third edition of the multilateral exercise 'La Perouse' was held from 13 to 14 March 2023 in the Indian Ocean region.

An overview of the news

  • It saw the participation of personnel, ships and integral helicopters from the Royal Australian Navy, French Navy, Indian Navy, Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force, Royal Navy and United States Navy.

  • Indian Navy's indigenously built guided missile frigate INS Sahyadri and fleet tanker INS Jyoti participated in the  exercise.

  • Indian Navy's participation in the exercise reflects the high level of synergy, coordination and interoperability between friendly navies and their commitment to a rules-based international order in the Indo-Pacific region.

  • The exercise involved complex and advanced naval operations, including surface warfare, anti-air warfare, air defense exercises, cross-deck landings and tactical maneuvers.

About Exercise 'La Perouse'

  • The first edition of this joint exercise was initiated by France in 2019.

  • The biennial exercise La Perouse is organized by the French Navy.

  • It aims to enhance maritime domain awareness and optimize maritime coordination among the participating navies in the Indo-Pacific region.

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