Focus: GS III: Security Challeges
Why in News?
The indigenously designed and constructed ASW Corvette, INS Kavaratti, has reached Batam, Indonesia to take part in the fourth edition of the India-Indonesia Bilateral exercise named Samudra Shakti-23.
About Exercise Samudra Shakti
- Exercise Samudra Shakti aims to enhance interoperability, jointness, and mutual cooperation between the Indian and Indonesian navies.
- The Harbour phase of the exercise includes activities like Cross deck visits, professional interactions, Subject Matter Expert Exchanges, and sports fixtures.
- The Sea Phase involves weapon firing, Helicopter Operations, Anti-submarine warfare & air defense exercises, and boarding operations.
- Samudra Shakti-23 demonstrates the high level of interoperability between the two navies and their shared commitment to regional peace and stability.