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Exercise SLINEX

Exercise SLINEX- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 3: Security- Security challenges and their management in border areas.

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Exercise SLINEX in news

  • The Ninth Edition of India – Sri Lanka Bilateral Maritime Exercise SLINEX is scheduled at Visakhapatnam from 07 Mar to 10 Mar 2022.
  • The eighth edition of SLINEX was conducted off Trincomalee in October 2020.

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What is Exercise SLINEX?

  • About: Exercise SLINEX is a naval exercise conducted between Sri Lanka Navy and Indian Navy. SLINEX series of bilateral maritime exercises were initiated in 2005.
  • Objective: SLINEX aims to enhance inter-operability, improve mutual understanding and exchange best practices and procedures for multi-faceted maritime operations between both navies.
  • Significance:
    • SLINEX exemplifies the deep maritime engagement between India and Sri Lanka and has grown in scope over the years to strengthen mutual cooperation.
    • SLINEXX is also in consonance with India’s policy of ‘Neighbourhood First’ and Hon’ble PMs vision of ‘Security and Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR)’.

Exercise ‘Eastern Bridge-VI’

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Two Phases of Exercise SLINEX 2022

  • Phase 1: The Harbour Phase of Exercise SLINEX 2022 would include professional, cultural, sporting and social exchanges.
  • Phase 2: Exercise SLINEX 2022during Sea Phase will include surface and anti-air weapon firing exercises, seamanship evolutions, aviation operations including cross deck flying, advanced tactical manoeuvres and special forces operations at sea.
    • These will further enhance the high degree of inter-operability already existing between the two navies.
  • Participation: In Exercise SLINEX, Sri Lanka Navy will be represented by SLNS Sayurala, an advanced offshore patrol vessel and the Indian Navy by INS Kirch, a guided missile corvette.
    • Other participants from the Indian Navy include-
      • INS Jyoti, a Fleet support tanker,
      • Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH),
      • Seaking and Chetak Helicopters and
      • Dornier Maritime Patrol Aircraft.

Paschim Lehar (XPL-2022) Exercise

Paschim Lehar (XPL-2022) Exercise

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