INDO THAI CORPAT is a Coordinated Patrol Exercise between the Indian Navy and the Royal Thai Navy. The two navies have been conducting this exercise twice a year, since 2005.
Indo-Thai CORPAT 2020
This year marked the 30th edition of the coordinated patrol exercise between India and Thailand. It took place from November 18-20, this year.
Indigenously-built Corvette Missile Indian Naval Ship (INS) Karmuk and His Majesty’s Thailand Ship (HTMS) Kraburi participated in the exercise along with Dornier Maritime Patrol Aircraft from both the navies.
The exercise aims to keep the Indian Ocean safe and secure for commercial shipping and international trade.
The Indo Thai CORPAT enhances the interoperability between navies and improves patrolling against Illegal fishing, drug trafficking, maritime terrorism and piracy.
India has providing assistance to countries in the Indian Ocean Region with Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR), EEZ Surveillance, and other capacity building activities and Thailand is one of those countries.
The 29th Indo-Thai CORPAT was held in February 2020 with INS SARYU and Dornier aircraft visiting Phuket.
Commissioned on February 4, 2004, INS Karmuk is a Kora-class corvett (small warship) of Indian Navy. The ship was deployed in the North West Pacific for Japan-India Maritime Exercise- JIMEX 2012.
India and Thailand conduct bilateral military exercise “MAITREE” since the year 2006. The exercise is organized by both the countries alternatively. The last such exercise “Maitree 2019” was conducted from September 16 to 29, 2019.