The Indonesian and Indian Navies have launched the 14th cycle of coordinated patrol activities codenamed ‘Ind-Indo Corpat’ to boost safety in the Indian Ocean.

The two-week-long coordinated patrol of the International Maritime Boundary Line is designed to foster navy-to-navy cooperation in the Indian Ocean region.

The patrols aim to prevent piracy, armed robberies, poaching, illegal immigration, drug trafficking and other illegal activities.

The Indian Navy is deploying landing ship tank (medium) INS Mahish, fast attack craft INS Trinkat and one Indian Naval Dornier, while the Indonesian Navy will deploy a corvette and a Dornier aircraft.

The joint patrolling exercise will end on 4 November 2009.