India, Indonesia Joint Naval Exercise Samudra Shakti Concludes

Indian Navy

New Delhi: INS Kamorta, an Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette jointly exercised with Indonesian Warship KRI Usman Harun, a multi-role Corvette in the Bay of Bengal as part of the two-day Indian Navy – Indonesian Navy Bilateral Exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’ which concluded November 7.

The joint exercise included manoeuvres, Surface Warfare exercises, Air Defence exercises, Weapon firing drills, Helicopter Operations and Boarding Operations.

KRI Usman Harun arrived at Visakhapatnam on November 4 to participate in the second edition Ex ‘Samudra Shakti’. 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.

Indonesian Ambassador to India Sidharto Reza Suryodipuro witnessed some of the activities of the Harbour Phase at Visakhapatnam. He held discussions with Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eatern Naval Command (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.

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