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“SLINEX 2013” successfully completed

Sri Lanka Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessel, SLNS Sagara and Indian Naval Frigate INS “Talwar” successfully completed the joint maritime fleet exercise, “SLINEX 2013”, conducted in the seas off Goa in India from 04th to 07th November 2013.

Director General Operation of the Sri Lanka Navy Rear Admiral Neil Rosayro participated as the senior officer representing Sri Lanka and he was joined by Defence Advisor to the Sri Lankan High Commission in India, Captain US Senavirathne.

On 4th November 2013 Rear Admiral Neil Rosayro paid a courtesy call on Flag Officer Commanding Goa Naval Area Rear Admiral Balvinder Singh Parhar at Headquarters Goa Naval Area Vasco. They held cordial discussions on a range of topics which were of mutual interest and bilateral importance for both Navies. Mementoes were also exchanged to mark this occasion.

SLINEX 2013 focused on non-traditional threats that include maritime terrorism. As such maritime interdiction operations, Visit Board Search and Seize (VBSS) operations, Search and Rescue (SAR) demonstrations, asymmetric threat exercises and helicopter operations were figure prominent in the 04-day exercise.