35th Indo-Thai CORPAT:
The Andaman Sea hosted the 35th iteration of the India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol (Indo-Thai CORPAT), which involved the participation of the Indian Navy and the Royal Thai Navy
- The Indo-Thai CORPAT is a bi-annual coordinated patrol conducted by the Indian Navy and the Royal Thai Navy.
- It aims to reinforce maritime linkages between India and Thailand and ensure the safety and security of the international trade route in the Indian Ocean.
- The Indo-Thai CORPAT :participated by the Indian Naval Ship (INS) Kesari, and Thai Majesty’s Ship (HTMS) Saiburi, a Chao Phraya Class Frigate, along with Maritime Patrol Aircraft from both navies.
- The primary objective of the Indo-Thai CORPAT is to reinforce maritime linkages between India and Thailand.
- The coordinated patrol contributes to the comprehension and ability of the two navies to work together effectively, while also aiding in the prevention and containment of illicit activities like IUU fishing, drug trafficking, piracy, and armed robbery.
- The Indo-Thai CORPAT is a significant step in promoting inter-operability and strengthening the friendship between India and Thailand.