33rd Edition of India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (Ind-Indo CORPAT) Commences at Port Blair

The 33rd edition of the India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT) has commenced at Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands in India on March 16.

The exercise will involve Indonesian contingent led by Cmde Dafit Santoso which inculdes Indonesian Naval Ship KRI Sultan Thaha Syaifuddin and a CN-235 Maritime Patrol Aircraft. The IND-INDO CORPAT is to be held from 19 Mar to 04 Apr 2019.

Shidharto Raza Suryodipuro, Ambassador of Indonesia to India, is also visiting Port Blair to attend the opening ceremony. The Indian delegation is led by the senior officer from the Indian Navy, Commodore Ashutosh Ridhorkar, VSM Naval Component Commander, Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC).

The ship and aircraft from both the countries would undertake patrolling on the respective sides of 236 nautical miles long International Maritime Boundary line (IMBL). The patrolling would be conducted in three phases from 22-31 March 2019. This will be followed by a closing xeremony at Belawan, Indonesia, which is scheduled from 01-04 April 2019.

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