SLINEX – 20 conducted off the Eastern Coast of Sri Lanka
The annual Sri Lanka Navy – Indian Navy bilateral naval exercise which is popularly known as ‘SLINEX’, held from 19th to 21st October, came to a successful completion off the Eastern Coast of Sri Lanka on Wednesday (21st October).
In the 08th edition of this naval exercise, Sri Lanka Navy was represented by Sri Lanka Navy Ship (SLNS) ‘Gajabahu’ and ‘Sayura’.
Representing the Indian Navy, Indian Naval Ship (INS) Kamorta, INS Kiltan with onboard helicopters also played their intended roles, augmenting this bilateral exercise.
SLINEX-2020 focused on enhancing interoperability and exercising coordinated Maritime Interdiction Operations between both navies as well as to create a platform to share each other’s experiences for common good.
Apart from that, the exercise also demonstrated a wide array of naval exercises which included cross deck flying by Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) onboard INS Kiltan with SLNS Gajabahu, Search and Rescue (SAR) at sea, surface and anti-air exercises including weapon firing, seamanship evolutions as well as a range of maneuvers by ships in formation.