India & Indonesia begin coordinated patrol exercise in Andaman Sea and Straits of Malacca

The 38th India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol between the Indian Navy Units of Andaman and Nicobar Command, ANC, and Indonesian Navy is being conducted from 13 June to 24 June in the Andaman Sea and Straits of Malacca.

This is the first post-pandemic Coordinated Patrol between the two countries, including. a visit by the Indonesian Navy units to ANC at Port Blair from today to the 15th of this month followed by a Sea Phase in the Andaman Sea and a visit by Indian Navy Units to Sabang, Indonesia from 23rd to 24th of this month.

As part of the Government of India’s vision of SAGAR, Security And Growth for All in the Region, the Naval Component under the aegis of Headquarters ANC undertake coordinated patrols with other littoral countries of the Andaman Sea along respective Exclusive Economic Zones towards enhancing regional maritime security.