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New Delhi, February 17, 2020
Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), is on a four-day visit to Myanmar from today that is aimed at consolidating and enhancing bilateral maritime relations between the two countries.
During his visit, the CNS will hold bilateral discussions with Admiral Tin Aung San, C-in-C Myanmar Navy and also call on Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, C-in-C Defence Services, and other senior government officials, an official press release said.
Admiral Karambir Singh will interact with the trainees of National Defence College in Nay Pyi Taw, and also visit the Naval Dockyard and Training Command of the Myanmar Navy in Yangon.
Myanmar Navy is a member of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) and participates in the activities conducted under the IONS construct.
Indian Navy regularly interacts with Myanmar Navy 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, hydrography and so on.
In addition, both the Navies also interact during maritime activities such as Admiral's Cup, Goa Maritime Conclave and Exercise MILAN.