Indian Navy conducts coordinated patrol with Indonesian Navy
The 38th India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT) runs from June 13-24.
The 38th India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT) is being held from June 13-24. (Picture India Today)
The 38th edition of the India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT) between the Indian Navy and the Indonesian Navy runs from June 13-24.
The Indian Navy ship INS Karmuk, a locally built missile corvette based at Andaman and Nicobar Command, with a Dornier maritime patrol aircraft, participates in CORPAT while the Indonesian Navy is represented by KRI Cut Nyak Dien, a Kapitan Pattimura (PARCHIM I) class corvette.
Maritime interaction between India and Indonesia has grown considerably with frequent port visits, participation in bilateral and multilateral exercises and training exchanges. As part of this strong maritime relationship, the two navies have conducted CORPATs along the International Maritime Boundary (IMBL) every year since 2002 in an effort to keep this vital part of the Indian Ocean region safe and secure for the commercial shipping. and international trade.
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CORPAT has also enhanced understanding and interoperability between navies and facilitated institutional measures to prevent illegal activities at sea as well as to conduct search and rescue (SAR) operations.
The current edition of IND-INDO CORPAT started on June 13 with the arrival of KRI Cut Nyak Dien in Port Blair on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The opening ceremony took place on June 14 under the aegis of the Andaman and Nicobar Command.
The Indonesian warship, during her three-day stopover in Port Blair, participated in multiple activities including professional talks, a pre-sailing conference and various sporting events. The maritime phase of the 38th edition of CORPAT took place on June 21 and 22 along the IMBL in the Andaman Sea.
The closing ceremony is scheduled for June 23 in Sabang, Indonesia.