38th India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol helps navies forge stronger operational bonds
The current edition of IND-INDO CORPAT had commenced on June 13
Indian Naval Ship INS Karmuk arrived at Sabang port in Indonesia on Thursday to mark the completion of a successful 38th edition of the India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT).
"INS Karmuk entered Sabang Port today on completion of a successful 38th IND-INDO CORPAT with @_TNIAL_ to strengthen the maritime security cooperation between India and Indonesia," the Indian Embassy in Jakarta tweeted.
The Coordinated Patrol will help the Indian Navy to consolidate inter-operability and forge strong bonds of friendship with the Indonesian Navy.
The two Navies have been carrying out CORPAT along their International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) since 2002.
The current edition of IND-INDO CORPAT commenced on June 13 with the arrival of KRI Cut Nyak Dien at Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The opening ceremony was conducted the next day under the aegis of Andaman and Nicobar Command.
During its three-day port call at Port Blair, the Indonesian warship participated in multiple activities including professional discussions, pre-sail conference and various sports fixtures, the Ministry of Defence had said on Wednesday, providing details about the Coordinated Patrol.
The sea phase for the 38th edition of CORPAT was undertaken on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Andaman Sea, while the closing ceremony was lined up at Sabang, Indonesia on Thursday.
According to the Ministry of Defence, the CORPAT has helped both navies to better understand each other’s operating procedures and enhance interoperability. It has also facilitated institutional measures for preventing/ suppressing Illegal Unreported Unregulated (IUU) fishing, drug trafficking, maritime terrorism, armed robbery and piracy in the region.