SLINEX (Sri Lanka India Naval Exercise) are a series of naval exercises between the Indian Navy and the Sri Lanka Navy.

INS Talwar and SLNS Sagara during SLINEX 2013.

SLINEX 2005Edit

The first ever SLINEX exercise took place in 2005.

SLINEX 2013Edit

SLINEX-13 was conducted off the coast of Goa from 04 – 07 Nov 13.

INS Talwar and SLNS Sagara participated in the exercise. The exercise was conducted over two phases with the harbour phase from 04 - 05 Nov 13 and the sea phase with debrief from 06 - 07 Nov 13.

The major activities conducted as part of the exercise were replenishment at sea approaches, visit, board, search, and seizure exercise, surface firing on a floating target, flying operations and asymmetric threat operations.

SLINEX 2015Edit

The fourth SLINEX took place between October 27 and November 15, 2015, off Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. The vessels taking part included SLNS Sayura, SLNS Samudura, SLNS Sagara, INS Kora, INS Kirpan and INS Savitri.[1][2]

SLINEX 2018Edit

SLINEX 2018 took place between September 7 to 13, 2018, off Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. The vessels taking part included SLNS Sayurala, SLNS Samudura, SLNS Suranimala, INS Sumitra, INS Kirch and INS Cora together with 2 Dornier air crafts and a helicopter of the Indian Navy.[3]

SLINEX 2020Edit

The navies of India and Sri Lanka with anti-submarine warfare corvettes INS Kamorta and INS Kiltan as well as offshore patrol vessel Sayura and training ship Gajabahu respectively begin a three-day exercise Slinex 2020 to highlight growing congruence.[4]

The eighth edition of the annual Indian Navy (IN) - Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) bilateral maritime exercise SLINEX-20 was scheduled off Trincomalee, Sri Lanka from October 19 to 21.[5]


  1. ^ "Sri Lanka, India Wrap Up SLINEX 2015". Naval Today. November 6, 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  2. ^ "India and Sri Lanka navies conduct Slinex bilateral maritime exercise". Kable. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  3. ^ "SLINEX 2018". Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  4. ^ "India and Sri Lanka begin their annual exercise SLINEX today | DD News". Retrieved 2020-10-20.
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