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Naval exercise between India and Sri Lanka concludes in Visakhapatnam

Source : The Hindu

Naval exercise between India and Sri Lanka concludes in Visakhapatnam
Sri Lankan Navy participated with their SLNS Sayurala, an Indian built Saryu class Advanced Off-Shore Patrol Vessel, in the above image SLNS Sayurala refueling from INS Jyoti Fleet Tankar during the exercise SLINEX-22



The ninth edition of the bilateral naval exercise between India and Sri Lanka, SLINEX, concluded on Thursday. Sri Lankan Naval Ship Sayurala, an Indian built Advanced Off-shore Patrol Vessel, Indian Naval ships Jyoti, Kirch along with Dornier Aircraft, ALH MK Ill, Sea King and Chetak participated in the exercise.

The sea phase of SLINEX was held in the Bay of Bengal and it included complex exercises such as Joint Boarding and Slithering operations by Special Forces of both navies, Over the Horizon Targeting drills, maiden underway replenishment of SLN ship with INS Jyoti and deck landing practices by ALH MK III on board SLN Sayurala.

Exercises during the sea phase also saw activities such as anti-piracy drills, gun firings, seamanship evolutions, communication procedures and Search and Rescue operations.

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