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* Sri Lanka, India navies begin joint naval exercise SLINEX-2017
Fri, Sep 8, 2017, 05:27 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 08, Visakhapatnam: Sri Lanka Navy's Offshore Patrol Vessels, SLNS Sayura and Sagara arrived at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday to participate in bi-lateral naval exercise between India and Sri Lanka - SLINEX 2017.

The biennial Joint Indo-Lanka Maritime Fleet Exercise that began on Thursday will conclude on 14th September.

A complement of 368 SLN personnel comprising 43 naval officers and 60 mid-shipmen are taking part in the biennial joint naval exercise.

SLINEX 2017 will focus on fleet work, seamanship, communication, replenishment at sea, Visit Board Search and Seize (VBSS) operations as well as helicopter operations.

The exercise is being conducted in two phases harbor phase and sea phase. It will commence with the harbor phase from September 7 to 10 during which, the participants will engage in professional, cultural and social interactions.

The sea phase from September 11 to 14 in the Bay of Bengal will include complex operations including anti-piracy exercises, gun firings, cross-deck helicopter operations and anti-surface exercises.

According to Sri Lanka Navy, the joint exercise paves the way for operational effectiveness through common understanding of neighboring Navies. Moreover, it concerns on maintaining effective maritime security in the region by integrating forces through cooperation, coordination and collaboration leading to mutual understanding of limitations and capabilities, to enhance service interoperability and system compatibility in countering challenges.


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