The first ministerial level biennial defence dialogue between the two countries took place on October 16, 2012. The defence dialogue mechanism at the highest level was agreed upon during the visit of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to India last year in January. “It is seen that there are countries from where terrorists are free to launch their operations against other countries. This cannot be tolerated. The world is paying a heavy price for such mindless policies.
No country should allow its territory to be used for any form of terrorism, directed against any other country or its people,” Defence minster AK Antony said. The two sides are greatly encouraged by the success of the first Joint Exercise on Counter Terrorism and Jungle Warfare in India earlier this year. Similarly, the two navies are regularly conducting coordinated maritime patrols (CORPAT). On the Air Force side, he said a high level Indian Air Force team would send a team to finalise details of training and spares support package, once the Indonesian Air Force firms up its requirements.