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India-Indonesia Bilateral Maritime Exercise
Dec 11, 2015

INS Saryu, an indigenously built navy vessel based at the Andaman and Nicobar Command, along with a Dornier Maritime Patrol Aircraft, took part in the 26th edition of the coordinated patrol (CORPAT) held recently. This was the expanded version of the CORPAT, with the first ever embedded bilateral exercise. It was Inaugural India-Indonesia Bilateral Maritime Exercise held in the Andaman Sea.

  • Defence relations between India and Indonesia have been growing steadily with regular joint activities and exchange of personnel between the Armed Forces of the two countries. 

  • Under the broad ambit of this strategic partnership, the two navies have been carrying out Coordinated Patrolling (CORPAT) along the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) twice a year since 2002, with the aim of keeping this vital part of the Indian Ocean Region safe and secure for commercial shipping and international trade.

  • The CORPAT has strengthened understanding and interoperability between the navies, instituting measures to prosecute vessels engaged in unlawful activities and conducting Search and Rescue as well as pollution control.

  • The importance of this bilateral cooperation has increased significantly because of the first Bilateral Maritime Exercise along with the 26th edition of the CORPAT

  • In the Bilateral Maritime Exercise and the CORPAT one warship and one Maritime Patrol Aircraft participated from both sides.


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