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Myanmar to get 1st Submarine from India

International Desk || shiningbd

Published: 14:52, 16 October 2020   Update: 17:10, 16 October 2020
Myanmar to get 1st Submarine from India

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Myanmar had been looking to buy a submarine from India for long. However, the Myanmar Navy is going to get an Indian refurbished Kilo-class submarine, INS Sindhuvir, which was bought from Russia in the 1980s.

"This will be the first submarine of Myanmar Navy," Anurag Srivastava, Spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said during a briefing on Thursday.

Myanmar was looking to acquire submarines for training purposes. Myanmar Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing is currently on an official visit to India.

The development comes just days after Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane and Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla’s visit to Myanmar. During their visit, India agreed to supply artillery guns, tanks, bullet-proof jackets and other equipment to Myanmar's military “Tatmadaw.”