India-Indonesia kick start their coordinated patrol exercise

Navies of India and Indonesia on Tuesday kicked off their 33rd coordinated patrol exercise from Andaman and Nicobar islands during which they will carry out joint patrolling of their waters.

The patrol drill will be carried out from Tuesday till April 4 in which Indonesian Naval Ship KRI Sultan Thaha Syaifuddin and Maritime Patrol Aircraft CN-235 are taking part. Commodore Ashutosh Ridhorkar, Naval Component Commander, Andaman and Nicobar Command, is leading the Indian side.

“The ship and aircraft from both the countries would undertake patrolling on the respective sides of 236 nautical miles long International Maritime Boundary line.

The patrolling would be conducted in three phases from March 22-31, 2019. This will be followed by a closing ceremony at Belawan, Indonesia, which is scheduled from April 1,” the Navy said. Read More

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