Indian Navy is scaling up its cooperation with Myanmar and has offered training of personnel of the country’s Navy. The offer was made during Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh’s ongoing visit to the neighbouring country.
The Indian Navy chief arrived in Myanmar on February 17. His visit will last till February 20. During his visit, Admiral Singh held talks with the commander-in-chief of Myanmar’s Navy Admiral Tin Aung San and called Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, C-in-C Defence Services. He also met political leaders and called on State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.
Myanmar Navy is a member of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) and participates in the activities conducted under its construct.
Admiral Karambir Singh also interacted with the trainees of National Defence College in Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw, and visited the Naval Dockyard and Training Command of the Myanmar Navy in Yangon.
Both Indian and Myanmar’s Navy interact with each other through the medium of Staff Talks, Joint Working Group Meeting on Maritime Cooperation and other operational interactions which include Port visits, Coordinated Patrols, Bilateral Exercises, Training, and Hydrography etc.