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36th CORPAT Exercise

Published on August 01, 2021
Current Context: The 36th CORPAT (Coordinated Patrol) exercise between India and Indonesia was held in the Indian Ocean region.
36th CORPAT Exercise
  • The exercise observed the participation of Maritime Patrol Aircraft from both nations.
  • India was represented by the Indian Naval Ship (INS) Saryu, which is an indigenously built Offshore Patrol Vessel. The Indonesian Navy was represented by Naval Ship KRI Bung Tomo.
  • The 36th edition of COPAT was conducted in non-contact, at sea only mode considering the pandemic COVID-19 norms.
  • The objective of the CORPAT is to keep the Indian Ocean Region safe and secure in terms of activities like commercial shipping, international trade and maritime activities.
  • The exercise helped to improve and understand interoperability between navies, and hence the partnership between both the nations.
  • The exercise also helped to prevent Illegal Unreported Unregulated (IUU) fishing, drug trafficking, maritime terrorism, armed robbery and piracy.
  • Both India and Indonesia are conducting CORPAT along the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) twice a year since 2002.
  • Static Part: 
    • Capital of Indonesia: Jakarta
    • Currency of Indonesia: Indonesian Rupiah

Question: 

Q.1 With which other nation, India held the 36th edition of CORPAT in the Indian Ocean region?
a. Japan
b. Russia
c. Indonesia
d. Australia
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