Indian Navy – Indonesian Navy Bilateral Maritime Exercise Samudra Shakti Progresses in the Bay of Bengal
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 06 to 07 November 2019. The joint exercises include manoeuvres, Surface Warfare exercises, Air Defence exercises, Weapon firing drills, Helicopter Operations and Boarding Operations.
KRI Usman Harun arrived Visakhapatnam on 04 November 2019 to participate in the second edition Ex ‘Samudra Shakti’. The Harbour Phase which was conducted on 04 and 05 November 2019 included professional interactions in the form of Subject Matter Expert Exchanges, cross deck visits, simulator drills, planning conferences, sports fixtures and social interactions.
His Excellency Sidharto Reza Suryodipuro, Indonesian Ambassador to India witnessed some of the activities of the Harbour Phase at Visakhapatnam. The Ambassador held discussions with Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command along with Indonesian Navy Delegation headed by Commodore Yayan Sofiyan, Commander of Security Task Force of Indonesian Fleet Command on issues of mutual maritime interest in the region.