Sri Lanka Navy and the Indian Navy Joint Naval Exercise (SLINEX
The Sri Lanka Navy and the Indian Navy Joint Naval
Exercise (SLINEX 2015) commenced today (27) in the seas off Trincomalee.
The Exercise is scheduled to terminate on 1st November 2015. Six naval
ships and 6 Fast Attack Craft of Sri Lanka Navy and 3 ships of Indian
Navy will take part in the joint training this year. This exercise paves
the way for operational effectiveness through common understanding of
neighbouring navies. Moreover, it concerns on maintaining effective
maritime security in the region by integrating forces through
cooperation, coordination and collaboration. This leads to mutual
understanding of limitations and capabilities, to enhance service
interoperability and system compatibility in countering challenges.
It is a great opportunity for both the Navies to
rehearse and improve capabilities such as cross deck operations,
replenishment at sea and information sharing. Furthermore, they will
also carry out coordinated helicopter operations at sea during the
Indian Navy has been a great mentor of Sri Lanka Navy
in many maritime aspects. Regular joint exercises have facilitated both
the navies to gradually and systematically develop professionalism
through these interactions.
Courtesy : Navy Media Unit