Indo-Lanka maritime fleet exercise

Indo-Lanka maritime fleet exercise – SLINEX 2019 to be held from tomorrow

Sri Lankan Navy is sending two ships to India to participate in the SLINEX 2019, the joint maritime naval exercise with the Indian Navy. The offshore patrol vessels, SLNS Sindurala and Suranimala left Trincomalee yesterday and are scheduled to arrive at the port of Visakhapatnam tomorrow.

The annual Joint Indo-Lanka maritime fleet exercise – SLINEX 2019 is scheduled to be held from tomorrow. The week-long exercise will be attended by 323 Sri Lankan navy personnel including the commanding flag officer of the naval fleet. The exercise features wide-ranging naval exercises including helicopter operations.

Sri Lankan navy said in a statement that the exercise signifies the desire of both countries to enhance co-operation and to further strengthen mutual trust and interoperability between the two navies. The navy said it will enable both navies to rehearse and improve own capabilities and enhance operational effectiveness required to maintain maritime security in the Indian Ocean region. 

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