India to give a submarine to Myanmar

NEW DELHI, Oct 16 (Bernama) — India will give a used submarine to Myanmar’s navy as the two countries build stronger military relations.

“Cooperation in the maritime domain is a part of our diverse and enhanced engagement with Myanmar. In this context, India will be delivering a kilo-class submarine INS Sindhuvir to the Myanmar navy,” Indian Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Anurag Srivastava said on Thursday.

“We understand that this will be the first submarine of the Myanmar navy,” he said.

Indian army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane and Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla earlier this month visited Myanmar and held talks with the top military and political leadership there.

Their wide-ranging discussions included expanding bilateral defence exchanges.