Indian Government gifted one Kilo-class attack submarine to Myanmar Navy. The INS Shindhuvir is an Indian Kilo-class attack submarine usually be used for training purpose. India commissioned this submarine in 1988 and after 31 years the submarine has been delivered to Myanmar. According to sources, India is gifting the submarine with Indian light torpedoes “Sheyna” to counter Bangladeshi submarines.
Bangladesh Navy Submarine VS Myanmar Navy Submarine
Myanmar submarine is more powerful than Bangladesh submarine in consideration of naval warfare.
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India and Myanmar have upped their defense co-operation in their shared border area, which is near to the Indian northeastern sector. India-Myanmar concluded a joint border security operation against militant groups in the border area earlier this year.
Apart from border co-operation, India has recently increased its domination as a supplier of “military operational pieces of equipment” on Myanmar. In this summer, India supplied an initial batch of indigenously built anti-ship and anti-submarine torpedoes for the Myanmar navy; the total contract value of the purchase is estimated at $37.9 million.
“The talks were aimed at enhancing defense co-operation, review exercises and training provided to the Myanmar defense services, strengthen maritime security by joint surveillance and capacity building, medical co-operation, pollution response and for developing new infrastructure,” the Indian Ministry of Defense statement continued.
The environment of growing military-to-military co-operation between the Indian armed forces and the Tatmadaw is rising. New Delhi has not been forward-leaning in the criticism of Myanmar’s action against the Rohingya, an undesirable Muslim minority who had been pushed out of Myanmar’s Rakhine state after an offensive campaign against them by the Myanmar armed forces.
During a December 2018 trip to Myanmar, Indian President Ramnath Kovind did not express concern over the Rohingya crisis. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya are currently in southeastern Bangladesh, awaiting repatriation.
“India showed its support for the agreements reached between Myanmar and Bangladesh for the repatriation of the verified displaced persons from Rakhine State and underlined its readiness to continue to assist in addressing this complex issue,” the joint statement reads.
Last year, United Nations investigators assessed that the Tatmadaw carried out mass killings of Rohingya with “genocidal intent” and recommended the persecution of Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and other senior Tatmadaw officers.