Coordinated Patrol’ (Corporate): ‘India-Thailand’

Coordinated Patrol’ (Corporate): ‘India-Thailand’


  • The 32nd edition of the ‘India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol’ (Indo-Thai CORPAT) was held between the Indian Navy and the Royal Thai Navy.

Regarding Naval Practice:

  • India and Thailand are operating ‘Corpate’ on their international marine boundary line twice a year from 2005.
  • Indian Naval Ships (INS) – ‘Karmuk’, indigenously built missile – ‘Corvette’ and ‘His Majesty’s Thailand Ship’ (HTMS) – ‘Tainchon’ (Khamrosin class Anti-Submarine Patrol Craft) are participating in the exercise.


  • The aim of this exercise is to strengthen maritime ties between the two countries and to keep this important part of the Indian Ocean safe for international trade.
  • It provides measures to prevent illegal activities such as illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, drug trafficking, maritime terrorism, armed robbery and piracy.
  • It helps to increase the exchange of information for prevention of smuggling, illegal immigration and conduct of Search and Rescue (SAR) operations at sea.

In line with India’s Sagar Vision:

  • As part of the Government of India’s vision of SAGAR (Security and Growth for All), the Indian Navy is actively engaging with countries in the Indian Ocean region towards enhancing regional maritime security.
  • This has been done through bilateral and multilateral exercises, coordinated patrols, joint EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone) surveillance and Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations.

Other military exercises between India and Thailand:

  • Friendship exercise (Army).
  • ‘Siam-India’ exercise (Air Force).

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