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27th India-Indonesia CORPAT
May 21, 2016

The 27th edition of the India-Indonesian CORPAT (Coordinated Patrol) was conducted from 29 April to 19 May. The closing ceremony of was held from 16-19 May. The opening of the CORPAT was held at Port Blair from April 28-30.

  • Indian Naval Ship Karmuk reached Belawan harbour (Indonesia) to participate in the closing ceremony. The ship was escorted by Indonesia Navy ship KRI Imam Bonjol into the harbour.

  • It was a historic moment as the first woman IFS officer from Andaman and Nicobar Islands–Dr Shalia Shah, Counsul General of India in Medan (Indonesia), was present to receive the Port Blair based ship.

  • Dr Shalia Shah was born and brought up in Port Blair and is a true native of these islands.

  • The closing ceremony at Belawan saw the two navies conducting interactive session on measures to enhance inter-operability.

  • The senior officer from Indian Navy hosted a reception on board INS Karmuk on 17 May which was attended by more than 100 dignitaries from various fields.

  • Its aim is to secure the trade sea route, the coordinated patrol also serves to enhance mutual understanding and inter-operability between the two navies.

The Indonesian Navy and the Indian Navy have been participating in coordinated patrol (CORPAT) twice a year since 2002 to keep this vital part of the Indian Ocean Region safe and secure for commercial shipping and international trade.

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