Indian Navy conducts coordinated patrol with Indonesian Navy on December 17-18
This will contribute towards the Indian Navy’s efforts to consolidate interoperability and forge strong bonds of friendship across the Indo Pacific
Indian and Indonesian conducted the 35th edition of India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT) on Thursday and Friday
Indian Naval Ship (INS) Kulish, an indigenously built missile corvette along with P8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) undertook coordinated patrol with Indonesian Naval Ship KRI Cut Nyak Dien, a Kapitan Pattimura (Parchim I) class corvette and an MPA of the Indonesian Navy.
According to an official statement, the 35th INDIA-INDO CORPAT will contribute towards the Indian Navy’s efforts to consolidate interoperability and forge strong bonds of friendship across the Indo Pacific.
India and Indonesia navies have carried out CORPAT along their International Maritime Boundary Line since 2002, to ensure the safety and security of shipping and international trade in the region.
CORPATs build up understanding and interoperability between navies and facilitate the institution of measures to prevent and suppress Illegal Unreported Unregulated (IUU) fishing, drug trafficking, maritime terrorism, armed robbery, and piracy.
As part of 'SAGAR' (Security And Growth for All in the Region), the Indian Navy has been proactively engaging with countries in the Indian Ocean Region for coordinated patrols, cooperation in EEZ surveillance, passage exercises, and bilateral/multilateral exercises, towards enhancing regional maritime security.