In news– Recently, The Indian Navy and Indonesian Navy participated in exercise ‘samudra Shakti’
About samudra Shakti exercise
- It was the 3rd edition of Bilateral Exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’ held at Jakarta (near to Sunda Strait), Indonesia.
- In pursuance of India’s Act East Policy, Exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’ was conceived in 2018 as a bilateral IN-IDN exercise.
- The exercise aims to strengthen the bilateral relationship, enhance mutual understanding and interoperability in maritime operations between the two navies.
- The exercise also provides an appropriate platform to share best practices and develop a common understanding of Maritime Security Operations.
- The exercise involves conduct of complex maritime operations including Military Interdiction Operations (MIO), Cross Deck Landings, Air Defence serials, Practice Weapon Firings, Replenishment Approaches and Tactical Manoeuvres.
- The participating Indian Navy ships Shivalik and Kadmatt are amongst the latest indigenously designed and built multi-role Guided Missile Stealth Frigate and Anti-Submarine Corvette respectively.
- Indian Navy’s Anti-Submarine Warfare capable Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft P8I also participated in the exercise.
- KRI Bung Tomo, KRI Malahayati and Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft CN-235 represented the Indonesian Navy.