Sunda Strait

The Sunda Strait is a waterway that connects the Java Sea (Pacific Ocean) with the Indian Ocean. It is an import passage that links the Indian Ocean with the east Asia. It is located between the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra. The name originated from the Sunda Kingdom, which ruled the western part of Java and the Sundanese people, the indigenous people of West Java.
Recently, India and Indonesia commenced the bilateral naval exercise Samudra Shakti in the Sunda Strait. For this three-day naval drill, India deployed INS Shivalik and INS Kadmatt. The Indian Navy’s long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft P8I is also taking part in this exercise.


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