• The 29th India–Indonesia CORPAT has commenced at Port Blair under the aegis of Andaman and Nicobar Command. The bilateral exercise is scheduled to be held from 9th– 25th May.
  • The Indonesian Naval Ship KRI Sutedi Senoputra has arrived to take part in the 29th series of IND–INDO CORPAT.
  • An Indonesian Maritime Patrol Aircraft has also arrived with the Indonesian Naval delegation.
  • Defence relations between India and Indonesia are growing steadily with regular joint activities and interactions between the Armed Forces of the two countries.
  • The bilateral exercise aims to enhance mutual understanding and inter–operability between the two navies.
  • CORPAT is a bilateral maritime exercise held between India and Indonesia under the broad ambit of strategic partnership.
  • Both countries have been carrying out maritime exercise twice a year from 2002.
  • As per the exercise, search and rescue operations are carried out and the two navies institute measures for vessels indulged in unlawful activities as well as control pollution.
  • The basic aim of CORPAT is to keep the vital part of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) safe and secure for commercial shipping, International trade and legitimate marine activities.
  • CORPAT has helped to boost understanding and interoperability between the two navies and also has promoted maritime security in the region.

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