The Indian Navy is astonished over the superiority and operational capabilities of the Sri Lanka Navy.
The Indian Naval Chief made this remark joining in the final moments of the joint Indo-Sri Lanka naval exercise named “SLINEX 2011”. The joint operation will serve as a platform for exchanging useful experiences, enhancing interoperability and promoting mutual trust and understanding between the two Navies. Six Indian Naval ships along with integral helicopters and a Dornier Maritime Patrol Aircraft participated in SLINEX-2011. 11 Sri Lankan Navy ships, including two Offshore Patrol Vessels, one Fast Missile Vessel, two Fast Gun Boats and six Fast Attack Craft participated in the joint operation as well. The five-day exercise involved various naval exercises, including manoeuvring exercises, maritime interdiction operations, force protection measures, humanitarian and disaster relief and anti-piracy operations. Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Indian’s High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Ashok K. Kantha were present to witness the final operations.