Home Detail News

27th India - Indonesia Coordinated Patrol gets underway

Port Blair ,

 The Indonesian Navy and the Indian Navy have been participating in coordinated patrol (CORPAT) twice a year since 2002 to keep this vital part of the Indian Ocean Region safe and secure for commercial shipping and international trade.
 The 27th series of India - Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) is being conducted from Apr 28 to May 19. Opening ceremony of the CORPAT is being held at Port Blair from Apr 28 - 30. Closing ceremony will be held at Belawan, Indonesia from May 16 - 19. The Indonesian Navy is being represented by the ship KRI Imam Bonjol and Maritime Patrol Aircraft CN 235 whilst INS Karmuk and one naval Dornier aircraft are representing the Indian Navy.
 A high level Indonesian delegation for the 27th CORPAT arrived at Port Blair today. Later in the day, senior officers of the delegation led by First Admiral Muhammad Ali, called on Vice Admiral Bimal Verma AVSM at 
his office, wherein the 
two discussed issues of mutual interest and cooperation.
  Apart from securing the trade sea route, the coordinated patrol also serves to enhance 
mutual understanding 
and inter-operability between the two 
navies. The CORPAT 
thus reflects the shared concern between the two countries for a peaceful Indian ocean for the benefit of international community, a communication said.