Special Correspondent

VISAKHAPATNAM: The 11th cycle of the India-Indonesia coordinated patrol (Corpat) began on Saturday around the international maritime boundary line between the two countries that falls south of Indira point off the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The exercise will go on till March 25.

A release said the Navy’s landing ship-medium, ‘INS Mahish,’ and Indonesian naval ship ‘KRI Memet Sastrawiria’ are participating in the joint patrol that is aimed at preventing smuggling, illegal fishing, piracy and illegal entries into each other’s waters.

Corpat was started in 2003 after signing of official memorandums between the two Navies.