The three-day India-Sri Lanka maritime bilateral exercise SLINEX-20 is underway. The eight edition of this annual exercise is being held at Indian Ocean off Trincomalee Coast. Screen formations, surface tracking, weapon firings, etc are being undertaken during the exercise. Indian Navy deployed anti-submarine warfare corvettes INS Kamorta, INS Kiltan and others, while Sri Lanka is being represented by offshore patrol vessel Sayura and training ship Gajabahu. SLINEX series of exercise emphasises the deep engagement between India and Sri Lanka. The exercise is being conducted in a non-contact 'at-sea-only' format in view of Covid-19 pandemic. The previous edition of SLINEXwas conducted off Visakhapatnam in September 2019.
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The ongoing 8th edition of the annual Indian Navy (IN) - Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) bilateral maritime exercise SLINEX-20 is underway at Indian Ocean Off Trincomalee Coast. Screen formations, Surface Tracking, Weapon (including ASW) Firings, Seamanship Evolutions, VBSS (Visit, board, search, and seizure) and Cross deck flying undertaken during the ongoing the maritime exercise. The series of exercise emphasizes on strengthening mutual cooperation between both the countries in the maritime domain.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held virtual bilateral Summit with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa on September 26. He also congratulated him for being elected as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. During the virtual Summit, Prime Minister said, "The relations between India and Sri Lanka are thousands of years old. According to my government's neighbourhood first policy and SAGAR doctrine, we give special priority to relations between the two countries." Prime Minister Modi will address the United Nations General Assembly at 6:30 pm.