35th Edition of IND-INDO CORPAT
The 35th edition of India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT) between the Indian Navy and the Indonesian Navy was conducted on December 17th and 18th, 2020.
- The Indian Naval Ship (INS) Kulish and P81 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) took the coordinated patrol with Indonesian Naval Ship KRI Cut Nyak Dien.
- INS Kulish is an indigenously built missile corvette while, KRI Cut Nyak Dien is a Kapitan Pattimura (Parchim I) class corvette.
Indian Navy Operations
The Indian Navy is proactively engaging with the countries in the Indian Ocean region for the Coordinated Patrols, Cooperation in EEZ surveillance, Passage exercises, Bilateral exercises and multilateral exercises under the Government of India’s vision of SAGAR that is Security and Growth for All in the Region. Such coordinated efforts would help to enhance the regional maritime security.
India – Indonesia Relation
Both the countries have enjoyed a close and friendly relationship. The countries cover a wide range of activities and interactions. The relation has strengthened over the years because of coordinated efforts. In the line, to reinforce and strengthen the maritime links, the Indian and the Indonesian navies have been carrying the CORPAT since 2002 along their International Maritime Boundary Line.
Aim of the CORPAT
The CORPAT is organised with the aim to ensure the safety and security of shipping and international trade in the Indian ocean region. CORPAT exercises build up understanding and interoperability between both the navies. It also facilitates the institution of measures so as to prevent and suppress the Illegal Unreported Unregulated (IUU) fishing, maritime terrorism, armed robbery, drug trafficking and piracy.