Lankan-Indian Navies on training exercise
Sri Lanka and Indian Navies conducted a training exercise in the
Western sea coast yesterday to strengthen the relationship and
co-operation between the two countries on the requests of the SLNS
Commander and the INS Navy Commander.
Around 95 SLNS cadets and 141 INS cadets and officers participated in
the training exercise ‘Cadex 09’ engaging two SLNS ships (Sayura and
Samudra) and two INS ships (Shardul and Varuna) in the West coast of Sri
”The training exercise had been conducted every year but this year it
was delayed due to the war”, Navy spokesman Captain D.K.P. Dassanayake
He said 141 INS cadets and officers were divided into two groups.
Part of them were at the Military Academy in Diyathalawa and the rest at
the Naval Maritime in Trincomalee to learn and interact with the SLNS.
Many activities have been organized between Sri Lanka and Indian Navies.
”They will also visit the Kotalawala Defence Academy during this
training exercise,” Captain Dassanayaka said.
He observed that the training exercise among the cadets will usher
the relationship, as well as provide more opportunity to share and
understand the nature of naval activities. “These cadets will be the
future naval officers.
When they happen to meet at sea on occasion a rising from a problem
between two parties, it will be easy to solve the problem since they
know each other and recognize themselves after going through such a
training exercise,” he added. The SLNS and the INS ships conducting
training exercises carried out ‘Jack Stay’ training exercise.
During this exercise Samudra and Varuna ships interacted and
communicated in a position where both ships were keeping a distance on
the same line by moving in the same direction and at same speed. ”This
exercise meant that if any of the ships was in need of assistance on
board the other was ready to help. If none of the ships is in need of
assistance after they communicate they will go their separate ways,” he