Maritime Exercises Current Affairs - 2019

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28th Indo–Thai CORPAT begins in Thailand

The 28th edition of India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol (Indo-Thai CORPAT) between Indian Navy (IN) and Royal Thai Navy (RTN) is being conducted from 5 to 15 September 2019. Indian Naval (IN) Ship Kesari and His Majesty’s Thailand Ship (HTMS) Kraburi along with Maritime Patrol Aircraft from both the navies are participating in this CORPAT. It is poised to further enhance strong bilateral ties and maritime cooperation between both countries.

Indo–Thai Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT)

Indian Navy ships and aircraft of Andaman and Nicobar Command have been participating in biannual Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) with Royal Thai Navy (RTN) since 2003. It reflects India’s strong desire for peaceful Indian Ocean safeguarded through good maritime order in the region.

Objectives: To ensure effective implementation of United Nations Conventions on Laws of the Sea (UNCLOS). This international convention specifies regulations regarding protection and conservation of natural resources, prevention and suppression of illegal, unregulated fishing activity/ drug trafficking/ piracy, conservation of marine environment, exchange of information in prevention of smuggling, illegal immigration and conduct of Search and Rescue operations at sea.

INDRA NAVY maritime exercise between India and Russia kicks off Visakhapatnam Coast

The tenth edition of INDRA NAVY maritime exercise between India and Russia will be conducted off Visakhapatnam coast, Andhra Pradesh from December 9-16, 2018. The aim of this exercise is to increase interoperability amongst the two navies, develop common understanding and procedures for maritime security operations.


It will be held in two phases viz. Harbour Phase and Sea Phase. Harbour Phase will be held at Visakhapatnam and encompass planning conferences, professional interactions, cultural visits, sports fixtures and formal calls between Flag Officers and senior officers of the participating navies. Sea Phase will be conducted in the Bay of Bengal. Its thrust will be on Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), air defence drills, surface firings, Visit Board Search and Seizure (VBSS) operations and tactical procedures.

For this edition of exercise, Indian Navy will be represented by guided missile destroyer INS Ranvir, indigenous frigate INS Satpura , indigenous anti-submarine warfare (ASW) corvette INS Kadmatt, indigenous missile corvettes IN Ships Kuthar and Khanjar and fleet tanker INS Jyoti In addition, one Sindhughosh-class submarine, Dornier maritime patrol aircraft, Hawk fighter aircraft and other integral rotary wing helicopters will be also taking part in the exercise. Russian Navy will be represented by ships of from its submarine forces, pacific fleet based at Vladivostok. These ships are Varyag, Admiral Panteleyev and Boris Butoma


Indian Navy interacts with Russian Federation Navy on many fronts, which include operational interactions, training, hydrographic cooperation and exchange of subject matter experts in various fields through medium of Navy-to-Navy Staff Talks. INDRA NAVY exercise was initiated in 2003 and since then it has matured over the years with increase in scope, complexity and level of participation. Exercise INDRA NAVY-18 will help further strengthen mutual confidence and interoperability and also enable sharing of best practices between both the navies.