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SLINEX-2018: India and Sri Lanka conducts joint naval exercise

Published on September 10, 2018
India, Sri Lanka joint naval exercise SLINEX-2018 are held at Trincomalee, Sri Lanka from September 7 to 13, 2018.

SLINEX-2018: India and Sri Lanka conducts joint naval exercise
  • SLINEX exercise started in 2005 was previously held once in two years and now it has been converted to anannual event, this year onwards.

About SLINEX-2018:

  • The exercise is conducted in two phases, namely Harbour and Sea Phase.
  • These exercises will involve joint training, exchange of expertise, helicopter and maritime patrol aircraft operations, search and rescue, and maneuvers at sea.
  • The exercise will also involve sports fixtures and cultural events to provide opportunity for personnel from both navies to learn from each other and to build individual bonds of friendship and camaraderie.
  • The scope of exercise is significantly increased this year, as it is seeing participation of three ships, two maritime patrol aircraft and one helicopter participating from the Indian side.
  • In addition, Sri Lanka Air Force personnel are also participating in the exercise for the first time.

Why is SLINEX significant?

  • SLINEX exercise is a continuation of ongoing operational interaction between both navies wherein regular ships visits are being undertaken between the two countries. 
  • Converting it into annual event signifies the desire of both countries to enhance co-operation in maritime domain and further strengthen mutual trust and interoperability between two navies.
  • SLINEX 2017 was held at Visakhapatnam in September 2017 wherein two ships SLNS participated from Sri Lanka Navy.


Q. What is the India, Sri Lanka joint naval exercise held at Trincomalee, Sri Lanka from September 7 to 13, 2018, called?
a. SRINEX-2018
b. SLINEX-2018
c. SLIN-2018
d. None of the above
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