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Exercise Samudra Shakti

  • 21 Sep 2021
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The third edition of maritime exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’ between India and Indonesia will be conducted from 20th-22nd September, 2021 in the Sunda Strait.

Key Points

  • About:
    • In pursuance of India’s Act East Policy, Exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’ was conceived in 2018 as a bilateral IN-IDN exercise.
    • The exercise aims to strengthen the bilateral relationship, enhance mutual understanding and interoperability in maritime operations between the two navies.
  • India’s Participation:
    • The participating Indian Navy ships Shivalik and Kadmatt are amongst the latest indigenously designed and built multi-role Guided Missile Stealth Frigate and Anti-Submarine Corvette respectively.
    • Indian Navy’s Anti-Submarine Warfare capable Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft P8I is also participating in the exercise.
  • Other Exercises with Indonesia:
    • Garuda Shakti (Military Exercise)
    • IND-INDO CORPAT, IND-INDO BILAT (Maritime Exercise)


  • GARUDA is a bilateral air exercise between India and France.

Source: PIB

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