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28 Nov 2022: PIB Summary for UPSC


1. 4th India-France Annual Defence Dialogue
2. Exercise Harimau Shakti - 2022
3. Re-Hab Project
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1. 4th India-France Annual Defence Dialogue

Syllabus – GS2, IR, Bilateral agreements involving India and/or affecting  India’s interests.

Prelims: About Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) and the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS)

Mains: India – France bilateral relations


Raksha Mantri held the 4th India-France Annual Defence Dialogue with the Minister of Armed Forces of France in New Delhi.


  • A wide range of bilateral, regional, defence and defence industrial cooperation issues were discussed in the dialogue.
  • The Ministers reviewed the ongoing military-to-military cooperation which has increased significantly in recent years. 
  • They also discussed means to strengthen maritime cooperation and increase the scope and complexity of bilateral exercises. 
  • France is the current chair of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) and the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) and both countries cooperate closely in these fora.
  • In the year 2022, the French and Indian armed forces have joined hands together to increase interoperability by conducting various joint Air, Navy and Army exercises such as:
    • IMEX 22 in March
    • Varuna in March-April,
    • Garuda in October-November
      • India and France held their bilateral air exercise ‘Garuda’ at Air Force Station, Jodhpur in November 2022.

Read more about India – France relations in the linked article.

2. Exercise Harimau Shakti – 2022

Syllabus – GS3, Security 

Prelims: Ex Harimau Shakti


India – Malaysia joint military Exercise “Harimau Shakti -2022” commenced at Pulai, Kluang, Malaysia.

About Ex Harimau Shakti:

  • The joint military exercise conducted between the armies of India and Malaysia was started in 2012.
  • The 2022 edition is being held in November – December 2022 in Malaysia.
  • The armies will share experiences gained during operations in order to enhance inter-operability in the planning & execution of various operations in jungle terrain. 
  • The scope of this exercise involves a Command Planning Exercise (CPX) at the Battalion level and Company level Field Training Exercise (FTX) on sub-conventional operations in jungle terrain.

Also read: India – Malaysia relations

3. Re-Hab Project

Syllabus – GS3, Environment and Biodiversity; Conservation

Prelims: Re-Hab Project

Mains: Man-Animal conflict resolution, conservation of elephants


Project RE-HAB launched in Nainital.

About Project RE-HAB:

  • Project RE-HAB, run by KVIC, was launched in March 2021 in Karnataka to prevent elephants from foraying into human settlements and agricultural lands.
  • Currently, the project is run in seven states namely, Karnataka, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Assam and Odisha where man-elephant conflicts are more rampant.

Read more about Project RE-HAB in the linked article.

Read the previous PIB articles here.

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