India, France to patrol Indian Ocean
French navy chief Christophe Prazuck who is on a visit to India and who held talks with his Indian counterpart Karambir Singh
India and France would be starting the patrols sometime next year
In a first, the Indian and French navies are to start coordinated patrols in the Indian Ocean region, as the two countries look at deepening maritime cooperation. This is the first time that the Indian Navy will be conducting coordinated patrols with any country outside its immediate neighbourhood.