Nov. 8, 2019

INS Kamorta, an Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette is jointly exercising with Indonesian Warship KRI Usman Harun in the Bay of Bengal as part of the ongoing Indian Navy – Indonesian Navy Bilateral Exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’ from 06 Nov to 07 Nov 19.


  • Samudra Shakti is a Bilateral Naval Exercise between Navies of India and Indonesia.

  • The aim of the exercise is to strengthen bilateral relations, expand maritime co-operation, enhance interoperability and exchange best practices.

  • The second edition of this joint exercise includes manoeuvres, Surface Warfare exercises, Air Defence exercises, Weapon firing drills, Helicopter Operations and Boarding Operations.

  • The strategic partnership between India and Indonesia was elevated to ‘Comprehensive Strategic Partnership’ during the visit of Prime Minister of India in May 2018 and Defence co-operation has been a significant pillar in this partnership. 

Source : PIB