New Delhi (NVI): The second edition of the bilateral exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’, witnessed the joint drill of INS Kamorta, an anti-submarine warfare corvette with Indonesian warship KRI Usman Harun, a multi-role Corvette in the Bay of Bengal.
The bilateral exercise, which aims to strengthen maritime cooperation and interoperability between India and Indonesia included various drills such as manoeuvres, surface warfare exercises, air defence exercises, weapon firing drills, helicopter operations and boarding operations, an official statement said.
The two-day ‘Samudra Shakti’ began on November 6 and will conclude on 7.
The harbour phase which was conducted on November 4 and 5 included professional interactions in the form of subject matter expert exchanges (SMEE), cross deck visits, simulator drills, planning conferences, sports fixtures and social interactions.
Ambassador of Indonesia to India, Sidharto Reza Suryodipuro also witnessed some of the activities of the harbour phase at Visakhapatnam.
He also held discussions with Vice Adm Atul Kumar Jain, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, ENC along with Indonesian Navy delegation headed by Cmde Yayan Sofiyan, Commander of Security Task Force of Indonesian Fleet Command on issues of mutual maritime interest in the region.