29th India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol Commences
 
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29th India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol Commences

The coordinated patrol serves to enhance mutual inter–operability between the two navies
 
29th India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol Commences

The 29th series of India–Indonesia coordinated patrol (CORPAT) commenced on 9 April 2017 with the opening ceremony Port Blair under the aegis of Andaman and Nicobar Command. The coordinated patrol will go on till 25 May.

The Indonesian Naval Ship KRI Sutedi Senoputra arrived at Haddo Wharf, Port Blair to mark the commencement of the 29th series of CORPAT. An Indonesian Maritime Patrol Aircraft also flew in with the Indonesian Naval delegation led by First Admiral Bambang Irwanto to INS Utkrosh, Port Blair.

Apart from securing the trade sea route, the coordinated patrol also serves to enhance mutual understanding and inter–operability between the two navies. The CORPAT thus reflects the shared concerns between the two countries for a peaceful Indian Ocean for the benefit of international community.

The defence relations between India and Indonesia have been growing steadily with regular joint activities and exchanges of personnel between the Armed Forces of the two countries. Under the broad ambit of this strategic partnership, Indonesian Navy (TNI AL) and the Indian Navy have been carrying out coordinated patrolling twice a year since 2002 near the International Maritime Boundary Line to keep this part of the Indian Ocean region safe and secure for commercial shipping and international trade.

 
 


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