The 39th edition of the India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT) will take place from 08 – 19 December 2022. INS Karmuk, an indigenously built Missile Corvette, participated in the pre-deployment briefing at Belawan, Indonesia.
The CORPAT will be executed along the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) from December 15th to 16th, 2022, and will conclude with a debrief at Port Blair. Along with the indigenous Landing Craft Utility vessel INS Karmuk and Dornier Maritime Patrol Aircraft, L-58 will be participating in CORPAT. The Indonesian side would be represented by the KRI Cut Nyak Dien, a Kapitan Pattimura Class Corvette.
The CORPATs between India and Indonesia have been occurring twice a year since 2002 in order to keep the Indian Ocean region safe and secure for commercial shipping, international trade, and legitimate maritime activities.
Illegal Unreported Unregulated (IUU) fishing, drug trafficking, maritime terrorism, armed robbery, and piracy are suppressed by CORPATs to help build understanding and interoperability between navies.
India and Indonesia have had a close and friendly relationship for a long time, and they do a lot together.
The 39th edition of IND-INDO CORPAT is designed to improve maritime cooperation between the two navies and create strong bonds of friendship between India and Indonesia.