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La Reunion Island

La Reunion:

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.