Samudra Shakti – 23

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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

About Samudra Shakti – 23:

  • Exercise Samudra Shakti is aimed at enhancing interoperability, jointness and mutual cooperation between both the navies.
    • The Harbour phase will comprise Cross deck visits, professional Interactions, Subject Matter Expert Exchanges, and sports fixtures.
    • During the Sea Phase, weapon firing, Helicopter Operations, Anti-submarine warfare & air defence exercises and boarding operations are planned.
  • Samudra Shakti -23 will showcase the high level of interoperability between the two navies and their shared commitment towards peace and stability in the region.
  • The Indonesian Navy will be represented by KRI Sultan Iskandar Muda, CN 235 Maritime Patrol Aircraft and AS565 Panther Helicopter.


Q1) What is air combat exercise?

“The aim is to participate in diverse fighter engagements and learn from the best practices of various air forces. It helps in understanding the latest developments in tactical and operational employment of air power,” an officer said. “The exercises have also helped build interoperability and enhance cooperation