The 8th edition of the coordinated patrol (CORPAT) between Indo-Myanmar called as (IMCOR-2019) is taking place from 20 May to 28 May 2019 in Port Blair at Andaman and Nicobar Command.
For the ‘Opening Ceremony’ of IMCOR-2019 edition, Myanmar Navy Ship namely UMS King TabinShweHtee (773) and UMS Inlay (OPV-54) arrived on 20 May 2019
Indo-Myanmar coordinated patrol (IMCOR-2019) will be undertaken by Myanmar ships viz. UMS Inlay and UMS King TabinShweHtee with Indian Naval Ship, INS Saryu.
The patrolling effort by participants will be augmented by Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) from both the navies.
The ships deployed would patrol along International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) between the two countries thus, covering a distance of about 725 Kms over a period of four days.
The coordinated patrol (CORPAT) initiative between the Indian Navy and Myanmar Navy aims to address issues of terrorism, human trafficking, poaching, illegal fishing, drug trafficking and other illegal activities harmful to the interest of both nations.
The CORPAT series was first started in Mar 2013. Since then it has fostered improved professional interaction and enhanced mutual understanding between the two navies for maritime interoperability