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India Indonesia Samudra Shakti naval exercise concludes in Visakhapatnam

India’s anti submarine Covette INS Kamorta  is jointly exercising 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 on November seventh. 

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

The harbor phase, conducted on November 4 and 5

The Indonesian naval vessel KRI Usman Harun arrived here on November 4 to participate in the second edition Ex-‘Samudra Shakti’. The harbor phase, 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 harbor phase at Visakhapatnam Port. The ambassador held discussions with ENC Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain 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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