INS Kavaratti, indigenously designed & built ASW Corvette, arrived at Batam, Indonesia to participate in the fourth edition of the India-Indonesia bilateral exercise Samudra Shakti-23 from 14-19 May 2023.
An Indian Navy Dornier Maritime Patrol aircraft and Chetak helicopter is also participating. The Indonesian Navy will be represented by KRI Sultan Iskandar Muda, CN 235 Maritime Patrol Aircraft and AS565 Panther Helicopter.
Exercise Samudra Shakti is aimed at enhancing interoperability, jointness and mutual cooperation between both the navies.
The Harbour phase will comprise cross deck visits, professional interactions, subject matter expert exchanges and sports fixtures.
During the Sea Phase, weapon firing, helicopter operations, anti-submarine warfare and air defence exercises and boarding operations are planned.
Samudra Shakti-23 will showcase the high level of interoperability between the two navies and their shared commitment towards peace and stability in the region.