French ships Tonnerre & Surcouf reach Kochi ahead of drill with QUAD navies

French Navy's amphibious assault helicopter carrier Tonnerre and Surcouf frigate arrived in Kochi ahead of the naval exercise 'La Perouse' with navies of QUAD members. An Indian Navy band welcomed the ships with senior officers of the Indian Navy also present at the ceremony. The ships will make the port call for three days before moving to 'La Perouse'. India, US, Australia and Japan - QUAD members' navies are all set to take part in the exercise. India along with the US, Japan and Australia had also conducted a 'Malabar' naval exercise in the Bay of Bengal in November 2020. Watch the full video for all the details.