The 9th edition of the weeklong joint maritime naval exercise between India and Srilanka named SLINEX for the year 2019 has been started in the port of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.
The 9th edition of SLINEX 2019 naval exercise saw participation of 2 Sri Lanka Navy Ships (SLNS) namely Sindurala and Suranimala that are offshore patrol vehicles left the Trincomalee port of Srilanka. At about 323 SL navy personnel are participating in the exercise including the SriLankan Flag Officer Commanding the Naval Fleet, Rear Admiral Upul De Silva.
India and Srilanka SLINEX 2019 naval exercise aims to enhance cooperation in the Indian Ocean region and helicopter operations.
The 9th edition of the SLINEX 2019 naval exercise will conclude on 14th September 2019.
The first SLINEX was held in the year 2005 and the previous/8th edition took place in Trincomalee, Srilanka.
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