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Visakhapatnam Port visit of French Amphibious task group BPC DIXMUDE and SLF ACONIT on “Mission Jeanne d’Arc 2015” 16 - 22 June, 2015

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A French amphibious task group, “Mission Jeanne d’Arc 2015”, composed of amphibious assault ship BPC DIXMUDE and La Fayette-type frigate FLF ACONIT, is currently on call at Visakhapatnam Port. Deployed on mission from March to July 2015, the task group’s itinerary has brought it to the Indian Ocean, from where it will set sail to the South China Sea, and, thereafter, to the Sea of Japan.


Military operations and bilateral cooperation actions will be conducted during the mission, in which 146 cadets are taking part through full integration in the services, alongside the crew. This long-term deployment involving multi-faceted operations will enable the trainee officers to better understand their future working environment.

On this occasion, Captain Pierre de Briançon, Commanding Officer of BPC DIXMUDE and Commander Jean-Pierre Helluy, Commanding Officer of FLF ACONIT will be pleased to interact with members of the press

on Thursday, 18 June 2015, at 1.45 pm
on board the BPC DIXMUDE
(berthed at the entrance of the Visakhapatnam Port)

You are cordially invited to attend and requested to depute a reporter/ photographer to cover the interaction, which will be preceded by a guided tour for those interested.

Mr Jean-Marc Sere-Charlet, Minister Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of France in India, and Mr Eric Lavertu, Consul General of France in Bangalore, will also be present for the 20-minute media briefing.

PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR PRESENCE Please provide, as soon as possible, the name and designation of the person assigned for this event from your publication house. For security reasons, a valid photo ID will be required to board the ship.

 

Source: Press Attaché, French Embassy


 


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