The 21st Edition of the Varuna series of bilateral naval exercises between India and France has concluded. 

The latest edition of the exercises featured the Indian guided missile stealth Destroyer INS Chennai, guided missile Frigate INS Teg, along with naval aviation assets such as the P-8I and Dornier Do-228 maritime patrol and surveillance aircraft, in addition to MiG-29K fighter jets and Chetak (Alouette III) helicopters. 

The French Navy participated in the exercises with the aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle and its embarked Rafale-M fighter jets, Frigates FS Forbin and Provence, support vessel FS Marne and Atlantique 2 maritime patrol aircraft.

Advanced air defence exercises, tactical manoeuvres, surface firings, underway replenishment and other maritime operations were performed over the course of the five day long exercises.