28th Indo–Thai CORPAT begins in Thailand
The 28th edition of India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol (Indo-Thai CORPAT) between Indian Navy (IN) and Royal Thai Navy (RTN) is being conducted from 5 to 15 September 2019. Indian Naval (IN) Ship Kesari and His Majesty’s Thailand Ship (HTMS) Kraburi along with Maritime Patrol Aircraft from both the navies are participating in this CORPAT. It is poised to further enhance strong bilateral ties and maritime cooperation between both countries.
Indo–Thai Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT)
Indian Navy ships and aircraft of Andaman and Nicobar Command have been participating in biannual Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) with Royal Thai Navy (RTN) since 2003. It reflects India’s strong desire for peaceful Indian Ocean safeguarded through good maritime order in the region.
Objectives: To ensure effective implementation of United Nations Conventions on Laws of the Sea (UNCLOS). This international convention specifies regulations regarding protection and conservation of natural resources, prevention and suppression of illegal, unregulated fishing activity/ drug trafficking/ piracy, conservation of marine environment, exchange of information in prevention of smuggling, illegal immigration and conduct of Search and Rescue operations at sea.
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