36th edition of CORPAT between India and Indonesia begins in Indian Ocean
Indian Naval Ship (INS) Saryu has conducted Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) with Indonesian Naval Ship KRI Bung Tomo between July 30 and July 31, 2021. coordinated patrol aims to bolster maritime cooperation between the two navies.
- the exercise was will be conducted as a ‘non-contact, at sea only’ exercise in view of Covid-19 Disease. the exercise will mark the high degree of mutual trust, confidence, synergy, and cooperation between navies.
Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) Exercise:
- India and Indonesia have been conducting Coordinated Patrols along the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) since 2002 and it is held twice a year.
- it aims to keep this vital part of the Indian Ocean Region secure for commercial shipping, international trade, and conduct of legitimate maritime activities.
- Apart from this. CORPATs will help in building interoperability between navies, and facilitate the institution of measures to prevent and suppress Illegal Unreported Unregulated (IUU) fishing, drug trafficking, maritime terrorism, armed robbery and piracy.
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