What is CORPAT?
CORPAT or coordinated patrol is a naval exercise undertaken to improve interoperability between the Indian Navy and its foreign counterparts. It is currently being conducted with Bangladesh, Indonesia and Thailand.
The 31st edition of India-Thailand CORPAT is being conducted by the Indian Navy and the Royal Thai Navy from 1st June to 11th June 2021. The Indian Navy’s indigenously built naval offshore patrol vessel INS Saryu and His Majesty’s Thailand Ship (HTMS) Krabi are involved in this exercise. Apart from improving maritime relations, the bi-annual naval exercise seeks to improve the security of the Indian Ocean.