The Indian Navy and the Indonesian Navy have begun the 39th edition of India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT).

IND-INDO CORPAT began on 8 December and will go on until 19 December.

Indian Naval Ship (INS) Karmuk, an indigenously built missile corvette, has taken part in the pre-deployment briefing at Belawan, Indonesia.

The CORPAT will be undertaken along the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) for two days, beginning 15 December. It will conclude with a debrief at Port Blair on 16 December.

Along with INS Karmuk, L-58, which is indigenously built landing craft utility vessel, and Dornier Maritime Patrol Aircraft are taking part in the CORPAT.

The Indonesian side is being represented by KRI Cut Nyak Dien, a Kapitan Pattimura class corvette.

Since 2002, India and Indonesia have been undertaking CORPATs twice a year to keep the Indian Ocean Region secure for commercial shipping, international trade and maritime activities.

The 39th edition of IND-INDO CORPAT aims to boost the maritime cooperation between the two navies.

Meanwhile, the Indian Navy delegation and its three warships took part in the first International Fleet Review (IFR) that was hosted by Bangladesh at Cox’s Bazar. 

The Bangladesh Prime Minister reviewed the international fleet consisting of vessels from Bangladesh Navy and eight ships from six countries, including India, China, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and US.

With three ships, the Indian Navy contingent was the largest amongst those taking part in IFR.

The three Indian Navy ships that took part include the guided missile destroyer INS Kochi, anti-submarine warfare corvette INS Kavaratti and offshore patrol vessel Sumedha.