A strong fleet from the India
n Navy is set to arrive at the Port of Trincomalee tomorrow (Sep. 19) for a joint naval exercise with the Sri Lanka
Navy. The exercise code-named SLINEX II is aimed at enhancing interoperability of the two Navies.
It will pave way for both Navies to rehearse the concept of joint naval operations and enhance own skills in order to gain from each other`s experience, says a release by Sri Lanka Navy Headquarters in Colombo.
Two Offshore Patrol Vessels, one Fast Missile Vessel, two Fast Gun Boats and six Fast Attack Crafts from Sri Lanka Navy and one Destroyer, one Frigate, one Missile Corvette, one Landing Ship Tank and two Fast Attack Craft along with one Maritime Patrol Aircraft from Indian Navy is to participate in the exercise from 19th to 24th September.
The exercise between the two professional Navies will result in upgrading and strengthening the naval potential of both the Navies. It will also create an opportunity for the Navies to strengthen the cooperation and mutual understanding between them to a greater height. it also added.