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India Srilanka Begin Eight Editions of Bilateral Maritime Exercise

  • 8th Maritime exercise of India-Srilanka has begun.
  • The exercise is named SLINEX-20.
  • The exercise took place at Trincomalee, Sri Lanka from 19 to 21 October 2020.
  • The Indian navy was represented by indigenously built ASW corvettes Kamorta and Kiltan.
  • The Sri Lanka navy was represented by SLN Ships Sayura (Offshore Patrol Vessel) and Gajabahu (Training Ship) .
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  • The SLINEX-20 will enhance interoperability and improve mutual understanding.
  • It will also help in exchanging best practices and procedures for multi-faceted maritime operations between both navies.
  • The exercise is being conducted in a non- contact ‘at sea only’ format in the backdrop of COVID19 pandemic.
  • SLINEX series of exercise emphasizes the deep engagement between India and Sri Lanka which has helped in strengthening cooperation in maritime domain.
  • The 7th edition of SLINEX was conducted off Vishakhapatnam in September 2019.
  • SLINEX series of bilateral maritime exercises were initiated in 2005.

Other important Bilateral and Multilateral Defense exercises:

  • Indra: India-Russia Naval Exercise
  • Malabar: US-India- Japan Naval Exercise
  • Varuna: France and India Naval Exercise
  • Simbex: India and Republic of Singapore Naval Exercise
  • Konkan: India and Britain Naval Exercise
  • Ausindex: India and Australia Naval Exercise
  • Naseem Al-Bahr: India-Oman Naval Exercise

- Published/Last Modified on: January 21, 2021

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