CORPAT reflects the shared concerns between the two countries for the peaceful Indian Ocean for the benefit of the international community
The Indian Navy has been participating with the Royal Thailand Navy in the Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) exercise twice a year since 2005. This exercise keeps this vital part of the Indian Ocean Region safe and secure for commercial shipping and international trade.
The 26th iteration of India –Thailand Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) was conducted from June 16 to June 22.
Marking the culmination of the 26th series of India –Thailand Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) the Royal Thailand Naval Ship HTMS Longlom arrived at Haddo Wharf, Port Blair.
A Thai Naval Dornier flew in a high-level Thai Naval delegation led by Vice Admiral, Commander Third Naval Area, Sonuk Preampramot, to INS Utkrosh, Port Blair.
Vice Admiral Sonuk Preampramot called on Vice Admiral, Commander-in-Chief Andaman and Nicobar Command Bimal Verma on June 21.
The Coordinated Patrol also serves to enhance mutual understanding and interoperability between the two navies. The CORPAT thus reflects the shared concerns between the two countries for the peaceful Indian Ocean for the benefit of the international community. During the stay at Port Blair professional interactions, sports fixtures, ship visits, and visits to places of historical and tourist interests were planned.
The debriefing and closing ceremony was held on June 22 at the Naval Component of the Andaman & Nicobar Command.