India-Sri Lanka maritime train SLINEX begins in Visakhapatnam

THE NINTH version of the India-Sri Lanka bilateral maritime train SLINEX is underway at Visakhapatnam with an goal to reinforce interoperability and enhance mutual understanding between the navies of the 2 neighbouring nations within the strategically vital Indian Ocean Area.

SLINEX (Sri Lanka–India Naval Train) is being carried out in two phases. The primary one, the harbour part at Visakhapatnam on March 7 and eight, adopted by the ocean part on March 9 and 10 within the Bay of Bengal.

Sri Lanka Navy is being represented by SLNS Sayurala, a complicated offshore patrol vessel and the Indian Navy by INS Kirch, a guided missile corvette.

SLINEX goals to reinforce interoperability, enhance mutual understanding and in addition alternate greatest practices and procedures for multi-faceted maritime operations between each navies. The harbour part consists of skilled, cultural, sporting and social exchanges. Workouts throughout sea part will embrace floor and anti-air weapon firing workout routines, seamanship evolutions, aviation operations together with cross-deck flying, superior tactical manoeuvres and particular forces operations at sea.

Within the second week of February, Pune hosted the ninth version of the Military to Military Workers Talks (AAST) between delegations from the Indian Military and Sri Lankan Military held with an goal to bolster bilateral defence ties between two nations.

One other annual characteristic of India-Sri Lanka navy train is Mitra Shakti. Two years after its seventh version was held at Overseas Coaching Node in Pune in 2019, the eighth version of India-Sri Lanka bilateral Joint Train, Mitra Shakti was carried out at Fight Coaching Faculty, Ampara in Sri Lanka in October final 12 months. The goal of the train is to advertise shut relations between armies of each the nations and improve inter-operability and sharing greatest practices in counter insurgency and counter terrorism operations.

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