https://www.defencenews.in/article/In-a-first,-India,-France-conduct-joint-patrols-from-Reunion-Island-809831

India and France, For the first time, have conducted joint patrols from the Reunion Island, signalling New Delhi’s intent to engage with friendly foreign partners in expanding its footprint in the Indian Ocean, focusing on the stretch between the East African coastline and the Malacca straits.