Context: The Eighth Edition of annual Indian Navy (IN) – Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) bilateral maritime exercise SLINEX-20 is scheduled off Trincomalee, Sri Lanka from 19 to 21 October 2020.
- Indigenously built ASW corvette Kamorta and Kiltan will represent the Indian Navy.
- Indian Navy Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) and Chetak helicopter and Dornier Maritime Patrol Aircraft will also be participating.
- SLINEX-20 aims to enhance inter-operability, improve mutual understanding and exchange best practices and procedures for multi-faceted maritime operations between both navies.
- Mutual cooperation in the maritime domain: Interaction between the SLN and IN has also grown significantly in recent years, in consonance with India’s policy of ‘Neighbourhood First’ and vision of ‘Security and Growth for all in the Region (SAGAR)’.
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