“Samudra Shakti” bilateral exercise held between India and Indonesia

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India and Indonesia navies has conducted “Samudra Shakti” bilateral naval exercises with the participation of anti-submarine warfare corvette INS Kamorta and multi-role corvette KRI Usman Harun in the Bay of Bengal at 6-7 November.

The joint exercises include, manoeuvres, surface warfare exercises, air defense exercises, weapon firing drills, helicopter operations and boarding operations.

“INS Kamorta, an anti-submarine warfare corvette, is jointly exercising with Indonesian warship KRI Usman Harun, a multi-role corvette in the Bay of Bengal as part of the ongoing Indian Navy-Indonesian Navy bilateral exercise ”Samudra Shakti” from November 6-7,” the Indian Navy said in a statement.

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

The Harbour Phase which was conducted on 04 and 05 November included professional interactions in the form of Subject Matter Expert Exchanges (SMEE), cross deck visits, simulator drills, planning conferences, sports fixtures and social interactions.

Sidharto Reza Suryodipuro, Indonesian Ambassador to India witnessed some of the activities of the Harbour Phase at Visakhapatnam. The Ambassador held discussions with Vice Adm Atul Kumar Jain, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Indian Navy, 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.