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India, Indonesia start 29th coordited val patrol

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 May 2017 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, May 9: The 29th series of India-Indonesia coordited patrol commenced on Tuesday, with an opening ceremony under the Andaman and Nicobar Command, Indian vy said in a statement. The coordited patrol or Corpat will go on till May 25. The ships will be at Andaman and Nicobar till May 12.
The Indonesian val Ship KRI Sutedi Senoputra arrived at Haddo Wharf, Port Blair, on Tuesday. An Indonesian Maritime Patrol Aircraft also flew in with the Indonesian val delegation led by First Admiral Bambang Irwanto to INS Utkrosh, Port Blair. Irwanto called on Major General P.S. Sai, Chief of Staff, Andaman and Nicobar Command, and the delegation also interacted with Commodore Ashutosh Ridhorkar, the val Component Commander.
Apart from securing the trade sea route, the Coordited Patrol also serves to enhance mutual understanding and inter-operability between the two vies, the Indian vy said. “The Corpat thus reflects the shared concerns between the two countries for a peaceful Indian Ocean for the benefit of the intertiol community,” the vy said.
During their stay at Port Blair from May 9 to 12, the visiting crew shall be engaged in interactions at various levels, including sports fixtures, ship visits, professiol interactions and visits to places of historical and tourist interests. The closing ceremony of Corpat is scheduled at Belawan, Indonesia from May 22 to 25. (IANS)

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