- The 37th edition of the Indo-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (Indo-Indonesia CORPAT) is being conducted between the Indian Navy and the Indonesian Navy.
- Maritime patrol aircraft of both the nations will participate in this exercise.
- It underlines mutual trust, synergy and cooperation between the navies of the two countries.
- To strengthen maritime links, both the navies have been conducting exercise ‘CORPAT’ along their International Maritime Boundary Line twice a year since 2002.
- The objective of this exercise is to secure the Indian Ocean region for commercial shipping, international trade and conduct of lawful maritime activities.
- Exercise ‘CORPAT’ helps in building coordination and interoperability between navies and prevention and suppression of illegal and uncontrolled activities of fishing, drug smuggling, and exchange of information for prevention of piracy, illegal migration and maritime Important for search and rescue operations.
In line with the vision of Sagar Mission:
- As a part of the vision of the Government of India’s SAGAR (Security And Growth for All in the Region- SAGAR) mission, the Indian Navy is engaged in regional activities through bilateral and multilateral exercises, coordinated patrols, joint EEZ surveillance and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. It is actively engaging with the countries of the Indian Ocean region towards enhancing maritime security.
- Its main objective is to enhance regional maritime security.
Other military exercises with Indonesia:
- Samudra Shakti: Bilateral maritime exercise.
- Garuda Shakti: Joint military exercise.