Indian and Indonesian Navies Engage in Exercise Samudra Shakti

The maritime exercise underway in Bay of Bengal is seeing the participation of INS Kamorta, an ASW corvette, along with Indonesian KRI Usman Harun warship

INS Kamorta, an Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette is jointly exercising with Indonesian warship KRI Usman Harun, a multi-role Corvette in the Bay of Bengal as part of the ongoing Indian Navy-Indonesian Navy bilateral exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’ from 6 to 7 November 2019. The joint exercises include manoeuvres, surface warfare exercises, air defence exercises, weapon firing drills, helicopter operations and boarding operations, Indian Navy said in a statement.

KRI Usman Harun arrived at Visakhapatnam on 4 November 2019 to participate in the second edition Ex ‘Samudra Shakti’. The Harbour Phase which was conducted on 4 and 5 November included professional interactions in the form of Subject Matter Expert Exchanges (SMEE), cross deck visits, simulator drills, planning conferences, sports fixtures and social interactions.

His Excellency Sidharto Reza Suryodipuro, Indonesian Ambassador to India witnessed some of the activities of the Harbour Phase at Visakhapatnam. The Ambassador held discussions with Vice Adm. Atul Kumar Jain, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, ENC along with Indonesian Navy delegation headed by Cmde Yayan Sofiyan, Commander of Security Task Force of Indonesian Fleet Command on issues of mutual maritime interest in the region.

KRI Usman Harun


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