New Delhi: The Indian and Sri Lankan navies will perform a 3 day joint train off Trincomalee on the northeast coast of Sri Lanka, to reinforce inter-operability and enhance mutual understanding.
The eighth version of bilateral maritime train “SLINEX” is scheduled off Trincomalee from October 19 to October 21, and is being performed in a non-contact “at-sea-only” format towards the backdrop of Covid-19 pandemic.
The Sri Lanka Navy might be represented by SLN Ships Sayura (offshore patrol vessel) and Gajabahu (coaching ship), beneath Fleet commander, Rear Admiral Bandara Jayathilake, whereas indigenously-built ASW corvettes Kamorta and Kiltan beneath the command of Jap Fleet chief, Rear Admiral Sanjay Vatsayan, will signify the Indian Navy.
As well as, Indian Navy’s Superior Gentle Helicopter (ALH) and Chetak helicopter embarked onboard IN ships, and Dornier Maritime Patrol Plane can even be collaborating.
The earlier SLINEX was performed off Visakhapatnam in September 2019.
SLINEX goals to reinforce inter-operability, enhance mutual understanding and alternate finest practices and procedures for multi-faceted maritime operations between each navies.
As well as, the train can even showcase capabilities of India’s indigenously constructed naval ships and plane, an official stated.
Floor and anti-air workout routines together with weapon firing, seamanship evolution, manoeuvres and cross-deck flying operations are deliberate in the course of the train, which can additional improve the excessive diploma of inter-operability already established between the 2 pleasant navies.
The collection of train exemplifies the deep engagement between India and Sri Lanka which has strengthened mutual cooperation within the maritime area.
Interplay between the Sir Lankan Navy and Indian Navy has additionally grown considerably lately, in consonance with India’s coverage of “Neighbourhood First” and “Safety and Progress for all within the Area (SAGAR)”.
Synergy developed throughout SLINEX workout routines resulted in seamless coordination of joint Sri Lankan Navy and Indian Navy efforts in September 2020 to render help to MT New Diamond, a Very Massive Crude Provider (VLCC), which had caught fireplace off the east coast of Sri Lanka.