India-Indonesia bilateral maritime exercise commences at Belawan, Indonesia
Posted on: 12 Oct 2016 18:15:42
12 October 2016 Current Affairs: The 28th India and Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) and Second Bilateral Maritime Exercise have commenced at Belawan, Indonesia in the Andaman Sea.
The 17-day-long bilateral exercise (from 10 to 27, October, 2016) will demonstrate India’s commitment to its ties with Indonesia and to maritime security in Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
The bilateral maritime exercise and CORPAT will see participation by one warship and one maritime patrol aircraft from navies of both countries. India will be represented by INS Karmuk, an indigenously built missile corvette, based under Andaman and Nicobar Command along with a Dornier Maritime Patrol Aircraft.
These naval interactions will provide opportunities for both countries for extensive operational and training engagements.
Besides, it will also contribute substantively to the maintenance of good order at sea. The bilateral naval exercise also seeks to strengthen existing bonds of friendship between both countries. It will also underscore India’s partnership and solidarity with friendly countries of the region.
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