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SOURCE: UNI

Emphasizing its peaceful presence and solidarity with friendly nations towards ensuring good order in the maritime domain, Indian Navy’s ship Kulish and maritime patrol aircraft Dornier on Thursday entered Belawan harbor of Indonesia for the opening ceremony of the 32nd edition of India – Indonesia coordinated patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT) to be held from October 11 – 27.

The delegation is led by Commodore Ashutosh Ridhorkar, Naval Component Commander, Andaman and Nicobar Command.

The ships and aircraft from both the countries would undertake patrolling on the respective sides of 236 nautical miles long International Maritime Boundary Line, an Indian Navy spokesperson said.

The patrolling would be conducted in three phases from October 14 – 24 followed by a closing ceremony at Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Island, scheduled from October 25 – 26.

During their stay in Belawan, various activities are planned such as official calls, formal reception onboard, ship open to visitors and professional interactions, he added.

In the recent past Indian Naval assets have been increasingly deployed to address maritime concerns of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).