35TH Edition of India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol: Key Points

35TH Edition of India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol: Key Points




The 35th version of India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT) between the Indian Navy and the Indonesian Navy was held from 17 to 18 December 2020. Indian Naval Ship (INS) Kulish, an indigenously fabricated rocket corvette and P8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) took an interest with their Indonesian Naval partners. The Exercise is centered around forestalling issues like Illegal Unreported Unregulated (IUU) fishing, drug dealing, sea psychological oppression, among others. 

The Navies of India and Indonesia have been completing CORPAT practice along their International Maritime Boundary Line since 2002. The activity is held with the plan to guarantee wellbeing and security of delivery and global exchange the area. The activity assists with stifling Illegal Unreported Unregulated (IUU) fishing, furnished burglary, sea psychological oppression, theft. 

Background

Under the Government of India's vision of SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region), the Indian Navy is putting together Coordinated Patrols and Multi-horizontal activities with nations in the Indian Ocean Region. Different exercises held under SAGAR are Exclusive Economic Zone observation, improving provincial oceanic security, section works out. 

Effects of IUU Fishing on India 

June 5 is commended as the International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing. As per United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, IUU fishing records to 26 million tons of fish each year. Recently, IUU fishing has arisen as a National Security Threat to India as it straightforwardly impacts food and economy of the beach front states. The danger is particularly emerging from China. 

China has been working far off water fishing armadas that regularly fish in the EEZ of different states. Hence, IUU has now become a security danger to National Sovereignty. 

The expansion of IUU fishing by China was affirmed by the External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar during his location at the CII Partnership Summit as of late. He additionally said that India is haggling with the QUAD nations to stop IUU fishing in the Indo-Pacific locale.

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