Pune, March 9, 2023 – As part of the Jeanne d’Arc circumnavigation expedition, the French Navy ships FS Dixmude and La Fayette are on a visit to Kochi from March 6 to March 10. The visit aims to enhance Indo-French naval cooperation and boost regional maritime security and stability in the Indo-Pacific area.
On Wednesday, March 6, Rear Adm. Emmanuel Slaars (ALINDIEN), Capt. Emmanuel Mocard, and Lt. Cdr. Ghislain Deleplanque paid a visit to Rear Adm. J. Singh, Chief of Staff, Southern Naval Command, and discussed a variety of topics pertaining to maritime cooperation between the two Navies.
The French delegation has been touring Southern Naval Command ships and professional training facilities and participating in cross-training visits, professional and social interactions, and sporting events. The French Army has also boarded ships and will participate in joint military drills with the Indian Army.