DEFENCE COOPERATION WITH INDONESIA
India and Indonesia have robust cooperation in the area of defence and security. There are regular meetings held at the Ministerial and Service level to review the progress of various defence cooperation activities, and to identify new areas of common interest for cooperation. Visits by high level officers, military delegations, and ships are frequent. Being close neighbours, both countries are working towards further strengthening this relationship to collaborate with the aim of assuring safety and security of common interests in the region.
Adm Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC visited Indonesia in Aug 2016 as the Chief of Naval Staff. During the period 2016-2017 there have been numerous ship visits, including visit by four ships of the Eastern Fleet to Jakarta and Surabaya in May 2017 and four ships of the 1 Training Squadron to Jakarta in Oct 2017. The Armed Forces to the two countries have regular exchanges and meetings for experience sharing. The IND-INDO Coordinated Patrol, which is being conducted biannually since 2002, demonstrates the long term commitment of both countries to maintain and strengthen cooperation in the areas of defence and security.