INS Kavaratti arrives in Batam to participate in India-Indonesia exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’
INS Kavaratti, indigenously designed & built ASW Corvette, arrived at Batam, Indonesia to participate in the 4th edition of India-Indonesia Bilateral exercise Samudra Shakti-23 from 14-19 May 23.
An overview of the news
An Indian Navy Dornier maritime patrol aircraft and Chetak helicopter are also participating in the exercise.
The Indonesian Navy is represented by KRI Sultan Iskandar Muda, CN 235 Maritime Patrol Aircraft and AS565 Panther helicopters.
The Harbor Phase will include cross deck visits, professional interactions, subject matter expert exchanges and sports fixtures.
During the sea phase, weapons firing, helicopter operations, anti-submarine warfare and air defense exercises and boarding operations are planned.
Samudra Shakti-23 will showcase the high degree of interoperability between the two navies and their shared commitment to peace and stability in the region.
About exercise 'Samudra Shakti'
Samudra Shakti is a joint naval exercise conducted between the Indian Navy and the Indonesian Navy.
Objective of the exercise: The primary objective of the exercise is to enhance the interoperability and mutual understanding between the two navies.
Activities during the exercise: The exercise includes a range of activities, including tactical exercises, communication drills, helicopter operations, and maritime patrol operations.
Benefits of participating in joint naval exercises: Participating in joint naval exercises helps in building trust and understanding between countries, promotes interoperability between different navies, and enhances the security of the region.
About INS Kavaratti
INS Kavaratti is a stealth corvette that belongs to the Indian Navy.
Design and capabilities: INS Kavaratti has been specially designed for anti-submarine warfare operations.
It is equipped with advanced sensors and weapons systems that make it highly capable in detecting and neutralizing submarines.
Features of INS Kavaratti: The ship has a low radar cross-section and infrared signature, making it difficult to detect.
It is also equipped with a wide range of communication and surveillance systems, which enable it to operate in a network-centric environment.
Operational history: INS Kavaratti was commissioned into the Indian Navy in October 2020. Since then, it has participated in several exercises and operations, including 'Operation Samudra Setu' and 'TROPEX.'
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