New Delhi. A Passage Exercise (PASSEX) was undertaken between Indian Navy and Indonesian Navy May 8, 2021. The Indian Navy was represented by INS Sharda, an Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) with a Chetak helicopter embarked onboard and the Indonesian Navy was represented by KRI Sultan Hasanudin, a 90m Corvette.
The exercise was aimed at improving interoperability and understanding between both the friendly navies. PASSEXes are regularly conducted by IN with units of Friendly Foreign Countries. This exercise was held in the Southern Arabian Sea.
The last PASSEX between IN and Indonesian Navy was conducted on 13 Mar 21 between INS Kalpeni, IN Dornier and KRI Sultan Iskandar Muda.