The navies of India and France recently conducted their second joint patrolling in the French island of La Reunion in the South-Western Indian Ocean.
- Objective: To demonstrate “joint surveillance and patrolling operations” capabilities.
- La Reunion: is an island in the Indian Ocean that is an overseas department and region of France.
- It is located approximately 950km east of the island of Madagascar and 175 km southwest of the island of Mauritius.
- Réunion is an outermost region of the European Union and is part of the eurozone.
- Réunion and the fellow French overseas department of Mayotte are the only eurozone regions located in the Southern Hemisphere.