37th edition of India-Indonesia CORPAT

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    • The 37th edition of India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) is being conducted in the Indian Ocean region.

     India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) 

    • About:
      • It will witness the participation of Maritime Patrol Aircraft from both Nations.
      • India and Indonesia have been carrying out Coordinated Patrols along the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) twice a year since 2002.
    • Aim
      • To keep the Indian Ocean Region safe and secure for commercial shipping, international trade and conduct of legitimate maritime activities. 
      • CORPATs help build understanding and interoperability between navies and facilitate the institution of measures to prevent and suppress Illegal Unreported Unregulated (IUU) fishing, drug trafficking, maritime terrorism, armed robbery and piracy.
    • In line with SAGAR:
      • As part of the Government of India’s vision of SAGAR (Security And Growth for All in the Region), the Indian Navy has been proactively engaging with countries in the Indian Ocean Region to enhance maritime security in the region.

    Military Exercises of India 

    • Samudra Shakti: Bilateral maritime exercise between Navies of Indonesia and India.
    • JIMEX: India-Japan
    • Ex-Desert Knight 21 exercise:  It is a bilateral air exercise to be held between Indian Air Force and the French air and Space Force.
    • Indra Dhanush: It is a joint air force exercise between the Indian Air Force and the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom
    • Exercise Pitch Black: India and Australia.
      • The main aim of the exercise is to practice Defensive Counter Air combat and Offensive Counter Air Combat
    • AUSINDEX: Bilateral naval exercise between the Indian Navy and the Australian Navy.
      • Both countries hold bilateral army exercises named  AUSTRAHIND.
    • Dharma Guardian: The joint military exercise named “Dharma Guardian” between India and Japan.
      • The exercise is aimed at developing mutual understanding and respect between militaries of both countries, as also facilitate in tracking worldwide phenomenon of terrorism
    • Aviaindra: India and Russia joint air exercise.
    • Nomadic Elephant: India and  Mongolia joint exercise.

    Source: BS