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India and Indonesia bilateral naval exercise Samudra Shakti-23

Bilateral naval exercise Samudra Shakti-23 between India and Indonesia

The ASW Corvette, INS Kavaratti, which was built and designed in India, has reached Batam, Indonesia to participate in the 4th India-Indonesia Bilateral exercise, Samudra Shakti-23, from May 14 to May 19, 2023. The Indian Navy’s Dornier Maritime Patrol aircraft and Chetak helicopter will also be part of the exercise, while the Indonesian Navy will be represented by KRI Sultan Iskandar Muda, CN 235 Maritime Patrol Aircraft, and AS565 Panther Helicopter.

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Bilateral naval exercise Samudra Shakti-23: Key Points

  • The primary objective of Samudra Shakti exercise is to enhance interoperability, jointness, and mutual cooperation between the two navies.
  • The harbor phase will include various professional interactions, cross deck visits, subject matter expert exchanges, and sports fixtures, while the sea phase will involve activities like weapon firing, helicopter operations, anti-submarine warfare, air defense exercises, and boarding operations.
  • The exercise aims to demonstrate the high level of interoperability between the two navies and their shared commitment towards maintaining peace and stability in the region.

Important Takeaways For All Competitive Exams

  • Chief of Naval Staff, India: Admiral R. Hari Kumar PVSM
  • President of Indonesia: Joko Widodo
  • Capital of Indonesia: Jakarta
  • Currency of Indonesia: Indonesian rupiah

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