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INDIA - INDONESIA COORDINATED PATROL (CORPAT)                                                                                                                                                                                   

26th November, 2021 Security

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Context:

  • Indian Naval Ship (INS) Khanjar is undertaking coordinated patrol (CORPAT) with Indonesian Navy.
  • The 37th edition of CORPAT, is being conducted as a ‘non-contact, “at sea only” exercise in view of COVID-19 pandemic.
  • India and Indonesia have been carrying out Coordinated Patrols (CORPAT) along the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) twice in a year since 2002.

 

Aim :

  • Keeping Indian Ocean Region safe and secure for commercial shipping, international trade and conduct of legitimate maritime activities.

 

Significance:

  • Build understanding and interoperability between navies
  • Facilitate institution of measures to prevent and suppress Illegal Unreported Unregulated (IUU) fishing, drug trafficking, maritime terrorism, armed robbery and piracy.
  • As part of Government of India’s vision of SAGAR (Security And Growth for All in the Region), Indian Navy has been proactively engaging with the countries in the Indian Ocean Region.
  • India and Indonesia have traditionally enjoyed a close and friendly relationship covering a wide spectrum of activities and interactions, which have strengthened and institutionalised over the years.
  • The 37th edition of IND-INDO CORPAT seeks to bolster the maritime cooperation between the two navies and forge strong bonds of friendship across the Indo Pacific.

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