The Ninth Version of India – Sri Lanka Bilateral Maritime Train SLINEX (Sri Lanka–India Naval Train) is scheduled at Visakhapatnam from 07 Mar to 10 Mar 2022. The train is being performed in two phases; the Harbour Section at Visakhapatnam on 07-08 Mar 22 adopted by the Sea Section on 09-10 Mar 22 within the Bay of Bengal. SLINEX exemplifies the deep maritime engagement between India and Sri Lanka and has grown in scope over time to strengthen mutual cooperation, in consonance with India’s coverage of ‘Neighbourhood First’ and Hon’ble PMs imaginative and prescient of ‘Safety and Progress for All within the Area (SAGAR)’.

Sri Lanka Navy can be represented by SLNS Sayurala, a sophisticated offshore patrol vessel and the Indian Navy by INS Kirch, a guided missile corvette. SLNS Sayurala pennant quantity P623 (Sayurala, in English: Sea Waves) is the flagship and a sophisticated offshore patrol vessel (AOPV) of the Sri Lanka Navy. It’s the sister ship of SLNS Sindurala. In February 2014 contract was signed by Authorities of Sri Lanka and Goa Shipyard for the 2 Superior Offshore Patrol Vessels (AOPVs) for the Sri Lanka Navy and the manufacturing of the primary AOPV started on 15 Might 2014. The Keel of the vessel was laid on 10 September 2014 and was ceremonially launched on 10 June 2016.

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Sri Lanka Navy superior offshore patrol vessel SLNS Sayurala

Individuals from the Indian Navy embrace INS Jyoti, a Fleet help tanker, Superior Gentle Helicopter (ALH), Seaking and Chetak Helicopters and Dornier Maritime Patrol Plane. INS Jyoti (A58) (which means: sacred gentle) is the third of the 4 Komandarm Fedko-class replenishment oilers. She was modified for naval use and is now being operated by the Jap Naval Command of the Indian Navy. Jyoti was the biggest ship within the navy till INS Vikramaditya (R33) was commissioned in November 2013. Its main position is fleet replenishment and sustaining blue-water operations. It was later fitted with close-in weapon programs for self-defence. It’s a main pressure multiplier in sustaining the navy’s blue water operations.

SLINEX goals to boost inter-operability, enhance mutual understanding and alternate greatest practices and procedures for multi-faceted maritime operations between each navies. The Harbour Section would come with skilled, cultural, sporting and social exchanges. Workout routines throughout Sea Section will embrace floor and anti-air weapon firing workouts, seamanship evolutions, aviation operations together with cross deck flying, superior tactical manoeuvres and particular forces operations at sea. These will additional improve the excessive diploma of inter-operability already current between the 2 navies. The earlier version of SLINEX was performed off Trincomalee in October 2020.

Indian Navy Komandarm Fedko-class replenishment oilers  Indian Navy
Indian Navy Komandarm Fedko-class replenishment oilers Indian Navy