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Joint Indian and Sri Lanka Navy - 2015, Final Exercise Held in Trincomalee

Colombo, 02 November, (Asiantribune.com):

The joint Indian and Sri Lanka Navy exercise SLINEX-2015 concluded successfully off the Trincomalee seas on Sunday (01 November 2015).

The Secretary Ministry of Defence Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi, The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunathileke, the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishantha De Silva, the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne and Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Gagn Bulathsinghala who were onboard Sri Lanka Navy Ship Sayura, witnessed the final exercises conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy and Indian Navy ships.

The final exercises between the naval units included, Visit Board Search and Seizure (VBSS), Surface action Group (SAG) drills, Asymmetric Warfare demonstrations and helicopter operations. Sri Lanka Navy Ship Sayura, Samudura, Sagara, Fast Missile Vessels, Fast Gun Boats and six Fast Attack Craft along with three Indian naval ships Kora, Kirpan, and Savitri took part in this exercises which continued for six days off the seas of Trincomalee.

These exercises between the two navies help each other to further expand their cooperation, coordination, and interoperability when performing duties in the Indian Ocean. The two countries have over the years conducted quite a number of naval and other military exercises. The strategic location of Sri Lanka and the role the Sri Lanka Navy has to play in protecting the maritime interest of the Indian Ocean emphasizes the need of similar naval exercise with the other regional navies.

- Asian Tribune -

Joint Indian and Sri Lanka Navy - 2015,  Final Exercise Held in Trincomalee
Joint Indian and Sri Lanka Navy - 2015,  Final Exercise Held in Trincomalee
Joint Indian and Sri Lanka Navy - 2015,  Final Exercise Held in Trincomalee
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