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38th India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT)

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    15th Jun, 2022


The 38th India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT) between the Indian Navy Units of Andaman & Nicobar Command (ANC) and Indonesian Navy is being conducted from June 13 to 24 2022 in the Andaman Sea and Straits of Malacca.  


  • The 38th CORPAT is the first post-pandemic Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) between the two countries.
  • The Indian Navy has been proactively engaging with the countries in the Indian Ocean Region for coordinated patrols, cooperation in Exclusive Economic Zone surveillance, passage exercises, and bilateral/multilateral exercises as part of the Government of India's vision of SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region).
    • The primary goal is to improve regional maritime security.
  • Maritime Patrol Aircraft from both countries will take part in the exercise.


  • In 2015, PM Modi introduced the vision of SAGAR or ‘Security and Growth for all in the Region’ to focus on cooperative measures for sustainable use of the oceans.
  • The mission also provides a framework for a safe, secure, and stable maritime domain in the region.

Mission Sagar

  • Launched in May 2020, Mission Sagar, under the Vision SAGAR was India’s initiative to deliver Covid-19 related assistance to the countries in the Indian Ocean region.
  • As part of this Mission, INS Kesari successively visited Maldives, Mauritius, Madagascar, Comoros and Seychelles to deliver assistance to our maritime neighbors in dealing with the Covid crisis.  

What is CORPAT?

  • Since 2002, the two navies have conducted CORPAT along their International Maritime Boundary Line twice a year to strengthen maritime ties.


  • This has helped build understanding and interoperability between both the Navies.
  • Also, it has facilitated measures to prevent and suppress Illegal Unreported Unregulated (IUU) fishing, drug trafficking, maritime terrorism, armed robbery and piracy, etc.
  • The IND-INDO CORPAT contributes to forging strong bonds of friendship across the Andaman Sea and Straits of Malacca.


  • Its goal is to make the Indian Ocean Region safe and secure for commercial shipping, international trade, and legal maritime operations.
  • CORPATs aid in the understanding and interoperability of navies, as well as the establishment of measures to prevent and suppress drug trafficking, Illegal Unreported Unregulated (IUU) fishing, maritime terrorism, armed robbery, and piracy.

About India – Indonesia Defence Relation

  • India – Indonesia commences soon after independence of both countries in 1951.
  • The first Agreement on Cooperative Activities in the Field of Defence between the two countries was signed in 2001 and ratified by the Indonesian parliament in Dec 2006 that lasted till 2016.
  • The new Defence Cooperation Agreement with emphasis on exchange of strategic information sharing and cooperation in science and technology security was signed in 2018.

Other Joint Exercises

  • Garuda Shakti: bilateral exercise between special forces of armies of India and Indonesia.
  • Samudra Shakti: bilateral maritime exercise between Indian Navy and Indonesian Navy

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