INS Karmuk, an indigenously built Missile Corvette based at the Andaman and Nicobar Command, alongwith a Dornier Maritime Patrol Aircraft, are participating in the 22nd Indo-Thai Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT), scheduled from 19-27 Apr 16 in the Andaman Sea.
Maritime relationships along together plus India and Thailand has been growing steadily once frequent harbor visits, participation in multilateral exercises and training exchanges. Under the expansive ambit of this hermetic maritime relationship, the two navies have been go-getter CORPATs along the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) twice a year in the future 2005, taking into account the hope of keeping this necessary portion of the Indian Ocean Region safe and secure for advertisement shipping and international trade. The CORPAT has in addition to strengthened arrangement and interoperability in the middle of the navies and facilitated institution of trial to prevent unlawful events at sea as skillfully as conduct Search and Rescue (SAR) operations.
The 22nd edition of the CORPAT would put in participation of one warship and one Maritime Patrol Aircraft from both sides bearing in mind the Closing Ceremony bodily held at Port Blair, Headquarters Andaman and Nicobar Command (HQANC) from 25-27 Apr 16. The Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Andaman and Nicobar Command, Vice Admiral BK Verma, AVSM and Rear Admiral Warongkorn Osathanonda, Commander, Phangnga Naval Base, 3rd Naval Area Command, of the Royal Thailand Navy will be the Senior Officers at the Closing Ceremony.
India and Thailand have traditionally enjoyed a oppressive and easily reached membership covering a broad spectrum of happenings and interactions, which have strengthened well along than the years. The 22nd edition of CORPAT would sustain the already sound bilateral connection amid the two nations and contribute significantly to enhancing maritime security in the region.